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A highlight of the sale was the 19 lot collection of the late European collector, Jacques Vander Stappen. The
entire collection found buyers, and many sold for well above their pre-sale estimates. The top lot was the
beautiful and rare 1907 Minerva Type K 40HP Limousine/torpedo convertible, which achieved €603,750
against an estimate of €350,000—450,000, followed by a second example from the Belgian marque, a 1934
Minerva Type AL 40 CV coupé sport which sold for €391,000.
More modern classics performed similarly strongly across the board, with the 1974 Lamborghini Countach
LP400 'Periscopo' achieving €638,250 and the 1958 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4-Litre Roadster which realised
Further highlights included the 1928 Type 40 Grand Sport which realised €529,000, exceeding its pre-sale
estimate of €300,000-400,000, and the 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 3 litres cabriolet which sold to a buyer in
the room for €391,000. The beautiful 1936 Alta 2-Litre Sports also found a new home, selling to a bidder in
the room for €345,550.
Philip Kantor, European Head of Motor Cars, commented: 'This was an exciting start to our European auction
season, and the range of lots offered reflect the diversity of Bonhams expertise. Single owner collections
performed well throughout the sale, demonstrating the strong links that Bonhams has forged throughout the
classic and collectors' car world. A total of well over €14,000,000 is a fantastic start to the year, and we look
forward to building on our success throughout 2018.'
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