Bonhams to hold prestigious car auction
A host of prestigious motorcars previously owed by some of the world’s most famous men are to be sold next month at a Paris auction.
Bonhams auction house will host the event, where the celebrated cars are expected to fetch up to €240,000 (£206,000) individually.
Amongst the cars being auctioned will be a pair of Rolls-Royces commissioned in the custom green livery of Harrods department store in London.
One of the Rolls-Royces – a Phantom V Limousine 1963 – was once owned by H.R.H. Edward, Duke of Kent, before being sold at public auction in 1996. The car still has its blue bullet lamp on the roof signifying Royal ownership.
Another of the high-profile vehicles being sold is a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 originally owned by John Lennon. It was the first car that the Beatles musician bought on passing his driving test in 1965.
Also up for sale at the auction will be a 1933 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Two-Seater owned by the late Fitzroy John Somerset, the 5th Baron Raglan, and a 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Sports Saloon, previously owned by King Baudouin of Belgium, who reigned in Belgium from 1951 until his death in 1993.
The auction will take place on February 5th at the Grand Palais exhibition hall on the Champs-Elysées.
"Amongst the cars being auctioned will be a pair of Rolls-Royces commissioned in the custom green livery of Harrods department store in London."