Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction Features Several $1MM Cars

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

During Arizona Auction Week 2023, the Journal had the pleasure to attend The Scottsdale Auction hosted by Bonhams. Held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in the northern reaches of Scottsdale, the auction was another well-heeled event to satiate enthusiasts.

Of course, Bonhams is one of the world’s oldest companies, having been founded in 1793. It’s also one of the world’s largest auction houses when it comes to antiquities, fine art, jewelry and, of course, motor cars (as the Brits like to call it).

Pedal cars lead the auction

The understated affair featured a small buffet breakfast for attendees, with plenty of staff on hand to attend to the hungry crowd. But what the crowd was truly hungry for were classic cars, some of which commanded millions of dollars. The cars highlighted to garner the most attention were the 2006 Maserati MC12 Corse track car ($3,811,000), 1912 Simplex 50HP five-passenger Torpedo Tourer ($4,845,000), 1958 BMW 507 Series II ($2,067,500), 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS roadster ($1,586,250), 1953 Siata 208S Spider ($1,572,500) and 2005 Porsche Carrera GT ($1,033,500). However, the cars that truly excited us were the 1957 Chrysler Ghia Super Dart 400 ($819,000) and 1954 Chrysler Ghia GS-1 ($802,500).

2006 Maserati MC12 Corse

Those cars, plus many others, can be seen below, and follow this link for more coverage of Arizona Auction Week.

1912 Simplex
1958 BMW 507
2005 Porsche Carrera GT