25 September 2022

Collector cars: Bonhams Milano Sale

In November Bonhams presents the Italian style at Milano AutoClassica
Bonhams will showcase its own collection in the city of fashion when it stages its new Milano Sale, the auction house’s first collector car sale in Italy for five years, during Milano AutoClassica in the Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre (Rho), 18-20 November. 
 
2019 Lamborghini Aventador Ad Personam
2019 Lamborghini Aventador Ad Personam. Copyright © Bonhams.
 
The stars of the Bonhams car catwalk in the city of fashion are a duo of Lamborghini supercars, the embodiment of Italian power, style and engineering. The first, a 2019 Aventador Ad Personam, created through Lamborghini’s tailor-made programme allowing a select number of owners to create their own bespoke or ‘couture’ car.
 
2019 Lamborghini Aventador Ad Personam
2019 Lamborghini Aventador Ad Personam. Copyright © Bonhams.
 
This example, one of circa 350 roadsters built, is equipped with many options totalling €125,000, including lift system, Sensonum audio system, carbon wheel pack and carbon ceramic brakes. It is finished in pearl-effect white paintwork (Bianco Leda Pearl), with striking green details and green carbon fibre accents, over dark green leather interior, with gold detailing. Covered only 100kms.
 
Displayed at various motor shows around the world, this Aventador was registered by its sole owner earlier this year. It has an estimate of €900,000 – 1,100,000.
 
2019 Lamborghini Aventador Ad Personam
2019 Lamborghini Aventador Ad Personam. Copyright © Bonhams.
 
Its fellow Lamborghini offered at the Bonhams Sale, a 2022 Aventador SVJ LP780-4 Ultimae, is already a collector’s item. As its name suggests, it is the final and most powerful naturally aspirated 780bhp V12 edition of the model, celebrating 10 years of Aventador production. Only 250 roadster examples were built, with 15 of these famously sunk with the Felicity Ace cargo ship in the Atlantic Ocean en route to delivery in the USA earlier this year. This example, showing delivery mileage only, has an estimate of €1,100,000 – 1,400,000.
 
1969 ISO Rivolta Iso Grifo Targa
1969 ISO Rivolta Iso Grifo Targa. Copyright © Bonhams.
 
The Bonhams Milano Sale will present more than 50 collector cars, representing other great Italian and international marques, including: 1969 ISO Rivolta Iso Grifo Targa, estimate €650,000 – 750,000One of the rarest and most coveted Italian collector cars, this open version of the high-performance GT was conceived in Milan, created by the city’s Carrozzeria Pavesi. Over four years, fewer than 20 Targa variants were produced. This later car is presented in metallic green.
 
Also offered are modern classics from the likes of BMW, Porsche, Fiat and Lotus, with further cars to be announced. Paul Darvill, Head of Bonhams Collector Cars Europe, said: “We are very excited to be returning to Italy and working with our offices in Milan and Rome to host our first collector car sale for five years in arguably the home of the most ardent automotive enthusiasts. We are looking forward to being part of Milano AutoClassica as we share the organisers’ passion for car culture and like the show, our sale will present a fusion of past, present and future classics.”
 
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and collectables, motor cars and a luxury division, including jewellery, watches, wine and whisky. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 53 specialist areas.
 
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