The Bond Street Sale is a boutique auction but the smaller number of lots doesn’t hinder the variety. The lineup includes vintage beasts from the 1930s, sports cars from the 1950s and ‘60s, and a few modern supercars sprinkled in the mix.
The star among the early cars in the sale is an exceptional 1933 Bugatti Type 46S with two-door coupe coachwork by James Young. One of only 18 supercharged Type 46S examples produced, this was the first of the model delivered to the UK. The car is sold with an impeccable history file and a spare Type 46S engine.
Among the field of classic sports cars is a highly coveted 1955 Austin-Healey 100S. The roadster is one of four UK-supplied examples and has remained in the country since new. During that time, it has only had seven owners, one of which was Arthur Carter. The car was retained by him for 42 years as one of the founding featured cars in his collection. Prior to that the 100S racked up a notable period competition history in the hands of David Shale, Tony Lanfranchi, and others.
We last saw this Healey 100S sell at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in 2014. At that auction it sold for £673,500 or $1,147,136 in 2014 dollars.
Aston Martin is heavily presented in this year’s Bond Street Sale, led by a matching-numbers 1965 Aston Martin DB5 finished in Dubonnet Rosso. As has been a trend in 2021, the non-stop flow of DB6s showing up at auction continues in December with three up-for-grabs.
Other featured cars include a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc coupe, 1928 Bentley 6½ Litre tourer and a 1937 Jaguar SS 100 3.5-liter tourer. On the modern side is a 2000 BMW Z8, 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition coupe.