Under Edmonds’ stewardship, the Type 55 won 1stin Class at Pebble Beach and successfully completed
the Mille Miglia. A beautiful Bugatti Type 44 Cabriolet, which was once part of the Bill Harrah Collection, will
also be offered.
Another legendary pre-war sportscar owned by Edmonds is a 1931 Invicta 4½-Liter S-Type Low Chassis
Tourer. Renowned for speed and comfort, this rakish convertible with Vanden Plas coachwork also won
1stin Class at Pebble Beach.
The extremely rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series 4 GT is also quite newsworthy. One of only seven
surviving factory-specified left-hand drive examples with special series GT engine, this superb “gentleman’s
express” is a hallmark model of the storied British marque and its condition is testament to Edmonds’
Within the group are four Jaguars, led by an exquisite 1967 Jaguar XKE 4.2-Liter Roadster that Edmonds
ordered new from the factory, had shipped to New Jersey, and then drove home to Massachusetts! It
remained with him for over 50 years and has covered just over 7,200 miles. This was preceded by a 1953
Mark VII Sedan which had been gifted to him when new, and later a XK120 Roadster and Mark IV Drophead
These and the other cars of the collection, including a 1982 DeLorean, represent Edmonds’ passion for
design and engineering, and demonstrate a lifetime of love for automobiles in a variety of forms.
“Bonhams is delighted to present these dozen exceptional automobiles from this discreet collection,” says
Rupert Banner, Bonhams VP of Motoring. “Many of them are genuine icons of their eras and the
ex-Rothschild Bugatti Type 55 particularly represents a truly generational opportunity for collectors.”
The 12 cars from the Edmonds Collection will join the dune buggy and Rolls-Royce that Steve McQueen
drove in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair at our Amelia Island Auction on March 5th.