Geneva, Switzerland, 20 September, 2021
Attracting significant interest was the V10-powered 2002 McLaren MP4 17D, a chassis raced 12 times
during the 2002 and 2003 Formula 1 Seasons piloted by legendary drivers Kimi Räikkönen and David
Coulthard and driven to victory by Coulthard at the 2003 Australian Grand Prix. Modern-era Formula One cars
of this quality and importance rarely come to market. This remarkable piece of Formula One history made
CHF1,973,750. The car which possibly garnered the most pre-sale interest was the unique 1988 Porsche 959
Komfort. A one-owner-from-new example that was produced as one of seven 959s exclusively built for the
Royal family in Qatar in 1989. The example offered was ordered in Wine Red Metallic over a complimentary
burgundy and grey leather interior and has covered only 961 kilometres. With bidders recognising that the car
was an unrepeatable opportunity, it exceeded its pre-sale high estimate and brought CHF1,973,750.
Another car to exceed its pre-sale high estimate was the 2012 Aston Martin One-77, one of just 77 cars ever
produced. Known to be one of the most powerful naturally aspirated road cars ever made and capable of
hitting a top speed in excess of 220 mph, the car offered had only two owners from new and has covered a
mere 1,009 km. This rare and exotic car made CHF1,720,625.
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Worthy of note was the 1955 Austin-Healey 100S, believed to be the only 100S directly exported from the
factory to Switzerland and one of only 50 production alloy-bodied examples manufactured. Fully restored and
boasting an extensive and well-documented period competition history, this rare and versatile car sold for
CHF702,500. The only non-motor car lot to be offered in the sale was a remarkable Pininfarina Leggenda
eClassic Simulator. The first of nine limited-edition simulators made by Pininfarina at the company’s factory
in Cambiano, Italy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the start of Battista “Pinin” Farina’s long and celebrated
career. Blending high-end technology with stunning craftsmanship, and including membership to the eClassic
Club, an online community for enthusiasts, this remarkable lot achieved a sale price of CHF192,000.
Oliver Camelin, Director of Sales, Switzerland, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed pulling together our first
Swiss market sale, an experience that was even more enjoyable working alongside the team at the Bernina
Gran Turismo. Once again, we have demonstrated our expertise in creating small boutique-style auctions
which offer only the very best cars available to the market, and we believe the results speak for themselves.
We couldn’t be happier with how the sale went.”