Bonhams to Auction Bespoke Touring Cars At Quail Lodge Sale

Bonhams announce a very impressive assembly of exceptional touring cars from Europe and America at its auction in Carmel, California on August 18th-19th.

In addition to the previously reported and widely covered 1925 Rolls-Royce New Phantom “Tiger Hunter” commissioned by the Maharaja of Kotah and the 1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Sports Tourer commissioned by connoisseur E. Bullivant, Bonhams will be offering numerous other motorcars of pedigree, rarity and style. Here are just of few highlights:

1930 Bugatti Type 43 Supercharged Sports 4-Seater – a well documented automobile with all the speed of a racer and all the comfort of a tourer. Estimate $1,300,000-$1,500,000.

1925 Bentley 3-Liter Super Sports “Brooklands” 2-Seater, one of eighteen built and capable of 100mph. Estimate $500,000-$600,000.

1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe, formerly owned by the legendary Sammy Davis, Junior. Estimate $475,000-$550,000.

1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Gentleman’s Roadster, rare and highly unique with a custom made, factory-sanctioned, American body atop a British made, special “High Speed” chassis. Just two owners from new, it is replete with a fascinating, well-documented history. Estimate $450,000-$600,000.

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Newport Sedanca de Ville, estimate $250,000-$350,000.

1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Springfield Brewster Newmarket, estimate $200,000-$250,000.

1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP 2-Door Sports Coupe ordered new by “Bentley Boy” Jack Barcaly. Estimate $125,000-$150,000.

1937 Panhard X76 Dynamic, from one of the oldest – and most innovative – automakers in the world, this is a technological wonder and a masterpiece of Art Deco design. Estimate $110,000-$130,000.

1927 Lancia Lambda S7 Roadster “Barn Find” in complete, original condition , wearing extremely rare and desirable sporting coachwork by Casaro. This time capsule is estimated at $100,000-$125,000.

1949 Jaguar Mark V Drophead Coupe, one of just barely a thousand built. Estimate $75,000-$100,000.


1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton, the personal automobile of Mrs. E.L. Cord (whose husband owned Duesenberg and Auburn) and, having been featured in numerous movies, is the most filmed Duesenberg in cinema history. Estimate $800,000-$1,000,000.

1932 Auburn 12-160 Speedster, the powerful V-12 model made famous for its international speed records. Estimate on request.

1932 Duesenberg Model J Speedster, a unique period custom in early Hollywood cowboy style. Estimate $400,000-$600,000.

1937 Duesenberg Model J Limousine Landaulet “Throne Car” custom made for preacher Father Divine of Harlem, New York, it is the largest Duesenberg ever created and carries an estimate of $400,000-$600,000.

1929 Stutz Series M 4-Passenger Dual-Cowl Speedster, formerly owned by Briggs Cunningham. Estimate $300,000-$400,000.

1906 American Tourist Roi-des-Belges Tourer, formerly the property of Richard C. Paine Jr. Estimate $300,000-$400,000.

1937 Cord SC Phaeton, estimate $180,000-$200,000.

1934 Packard 1101 Eight Coupe, estimate $130,000-$160,000.

1929 LaSalle Model 328 Convertible Coupe, bought for its speed and ability to outrun law enforcement, this car served as a “rum runner” during Prohibition. Estimate $65,000-$75,000.

For more details about these and the host of other automobiles that will be offered at the Bonhams Sale of Exceptional Motorcars on August 18th and 19th at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California, please visit

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