Paris will also be the venue for the unveiling of an important early consignment - in the form of a significant
Grand-Prix winning Formula 1 racing car - to the inaugural Bonhams sale at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
in November, part of Bonhams’ new partnership with the Formula 1® Paddock ClubTM . Further details
will be announced in due course.
The new Grand Prix sale lines up alongside established world-class Bonhams auctions across the US, UK
and Europe in 2023, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival Sales, The Zoute Sale at the
Zoute Grand Prix and The Quail Auction at Monterey Car Week.
Maarten Ten Holder, Managing Director, Bonhams Collector Cars, said:
“Following a busy 2022, we are looking forward to another full calendar, which is off to a flying start with our
bumper season-opening sales in the US and France.
“Our 2023 sales span the UK, Europe and the US, and, for the first time, the Middle East, with our new Abu
Dhabi sale –the result of our exciting new partnership with the Formula 1 Paddock Club.”
Bonhams Collector Cars and Motorcycles 2023 Schedule
The Scottsdale Auction, Phoenix, Arizona, US
Les Grandes Marques à Paris Sale, Grand Palais Éphémère, France
Including the Dr. Peter and Ulrike Bühner Collection of Important Pioneer and Collectors’ Motorcycles and
The Amelia Island Auction, Florida, US
Goodwood Members Meeting Sale, Chichester, UK
The Spring Sale, Stafford, UK Motorcycles
The Two Generations Collection, Newport, US (new sale)
The Greenwich Auction, Connecticut, US
The Bonmont Sale, Cheserex, Switzerland
The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, UK
The Quail Auction, California, US
The Beaulieu Sale, Hampshire, UK
The Goodwood Revival Sale, Chichester, UK
The Audrain Concours Auction, Rhode Island, US
The Zoute Sale, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
The Autumn Sale, Stafford, UK Motorcycles
The Golden Age of Motoring Sale, London, UK
F1 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (new sale)
The Bond Street Sale, London, UK
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2022
Bonhams Motoring hosted a total of 25 sales last year which realised an average 85% sell-through rate.
In Europe, The Gstaad Sale - the first Bonhams auction in the Swiss Alpine resort for twenty years - and
the 13th Zoute Sale, which returned its highest ever total of €25 million ($26.4 million), contributed to a
particularly strong performance by the Bonhams Eurocars division which increased its market share by
33% in 2022.
Bonhams Motorcycles achieved another strong result in 2022, retaining its position as the UK market
leader, with a total of £6.13 million ($7.36 million) and 95.5% sell-through rate realised across its
sales this year.
The department once again consigned several important single-owner collections, notably the Forshaw
Collection of speedway motorcycles and the Phil Morris Collection of racing motorcycles and memorabilia
which were both white glove sales, 100% sold.
The Market by Bonhams, the online collector car marketplace, successfully launched in the US in
March, a year after the platform was acquired by Bonhams. Its impressive North American debut included
the sale of several six-figure automobiles, as well as setting a new auction world record in its first month of
The US, UK and European operations of The Market by Bonhams completed 1,461 auctions which realised
a total of £26 million ($31.2 million).