Bonhams|Cars is ramping up for their inaugural Miami action on May 4th

Bonhams|Cars is ramping up for their inaugural Miami action on May 4th

Miami, FL – Bonhams|Cars will host an exclusive auction of collector cars, immediately after F1 Qualifying on the racetrack at the FORMULA 1 CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX 2024 on Saturday May 4 at 8PM EST. The unique event will feature an astonishing array of modern and contemporary supercars known for their remarkable top speeds and designed to capture the attention of motorsport enthusiasts descending upon Miami for the race weekend. A selection of twenty-two cars will be showcased at the Miami International Autodrome throughout the weekend for fans and collectors to admire. The auction will be staged with a live audience of registered bidders and their guests, along with those tuning in online from around the world. The backdrop for the sale is the iconic Miami F1 podium on the southside of the Hard Rock Stadium.

“We are delighted to be staging this fantastic sale with our partners at South Florida Motorsports, organizers of the Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, and we believe this partnership celebrates the incredibly vibrant car culture of Miami and taps into the burgeoning popularity of Formula 1 in the US,” commented Maarten Ten Holder, Bonhams|Cars Managing Director. “We look forward to presenting these extraordinary cars to this passionate fan base.”

Highlights offered in the sale include:


2011 Ferrari SP30 Berlinetta

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The 2011 Ferrari SP30 Berlinetta, a bespoke creation by Ferrari’s Special Projects Department, will be up for auction. Believed to be the only Special Projects Ferrari offered for public sale, this one-of-a-kind car is presented in Rosso Fuoco over a custom-made grey Alcantara interior and only has 121 miles on the odometer. This distinctive creation is based on the renowned 599 GTO supercar, which is also presented in the auction. Considered one of the most acclaimed models from Ferrari, built with racing in mind, this 2010 version has been awarded the FCA Platinum Award winner at the 2023 Cavallino Classic.


1988 Porsche 959 Komfort

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The 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort is a groundbreaking high-tech supercar formerly owned by Formula 1 driver, Eddie Irvine. This is just one of only 292 examples built and has been fully refurbished by Porsche Classic Factory Restoration.


1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

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A standout offering is the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, boasting a storied California and West Coast provenance will certainly be a sale of interest. This iconic Mercedes model, elegantly preserved and complete with original belly bans, is eligible for prestigious rallies such as the Colorado Grand, California Mille, and more. Mirroring its legacy, a 2011 model of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe, the successor to the Gullwing, will also be part of the sale, will be offered without reserve. Both these iconic cars feature a striking silver exterior complemented by a red leather interior.


2019 Bugatti Chiron

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With speeds to compete with Formula 1 cars, the auction will highlight two special Bugattis, known for their extraordinary performance and exclusivity. The legendary 2019 Bugatti Chiron is capable of reaching top speeds of 261 mph. Complementary to this automotive marvel is the 2021 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, an open-topped rarity, one of only 11 Grand Sports initially delivered new to the US. 


NIKI LAUDA’S NÜRBURGRING HELMET

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Also presented in the sale by Bonhams|Cars Automobilia Department is a collection of eight helmets from legendary Formula 1 drivers, including Niki Lauda’s 1976 German Grand Prix helmet. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Lauda family’s chosen charity, UNICEF. For more details, visit https://www.bonhams.com/press_release/38215/.

About Bonhams|Cars – Bonhams|Cars uniquely offers a choice of live, online and private platforms for buying and selling collector cars—platforms characterized by levels of trust, reliability, and transparency born of over three decades of experience as the premier automotive auction house. Through prestigious live auctions around the world, 24/7 online auctions, and our recently introduced Private Sales service, Bonhams|Cars makes it simple for buyers and sellers to find the platform that best meets their needs.

Bonhams|Cars host 17 live auctions annually, participates in all the significant concours around the world, and presents unique selling opportunities at international events such as the 2024 Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, Goodwood Motorsport Events in the UK, The Quail on the Monterey Peninsula in California, The Audrain Concours in Newport, Rhode Island, and The Zoute Grand Prix in Belgium. At Bonhams|Cars Online, formerly The Market by Bonhams, we provide our clients with fast, expert, accurate and agile single-car auctions, 24/7. With dedicated motoring departments in London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels and beyond, Bonhams|Cars has a world-class team with expertise in all divisions, from vintage cars to racing motorsport and automobilia to motorcycles.

For more information, please visit BonhamsCars.com

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