Paris, 7 February, 2019
Bonhams held its eighth sale at the magnificent Grand Palais. The
marathon sale saw more than 140 cars crossing the rostrum over
several hours and spirited bidding taking place beneath the
cavernous glass domes of the Grand Palais. The top lot of the
sale was the imposing and elegant 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K
Cabriolet A, formerly owned by His Majesty King Hussein bin
Talal, former King of Jordan. It sold for €1,581,250 to a European
bidder in the room.
Following closely behind was the immaculate 1955
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé which sold for
€1,207,500 – testament to its absolutely pristine condition.
Concours-ready motor cars were of great interest in the sale. The
1950 Porsche 356 Split-Window ‘Four-Digit’ Coupé boasted
wins at both Zoute and InterClassics Brussels and sold for
€805,000 to a European bidder.