x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Bonhams gets ready for its first classic car auction in Dubai

Bonhams' sixth auction in Dubai will be the first time it is selling classic cars at the One & Only Royal Mirage hotel on October 11.

DUBAI // Bonhams' sixth auction in Dubai will be the first time it is selling classic cars at the One & Only Royal Mirage hotel on October 11. Matthew Girling, the Bonhams chief executive Europe and Middle East, commented: "Following the phenomenal success of our earlier auctions in the Middle East, it has become apparent that the region is ready for greater exposure to world-class art and collectables, and the addition of motorcars and watches demonstrates our commitment to the region and our belief in the long term prospects for a thriving art market in Dubai." BMW has consigned two cars, a white BMW 3.0 CSL and a BMW M1, from its museum reserve collection for the sale. This is the first time that cars have ever become available from the official factory collection. Other cars also consigned for the sale include a 1993 Italdesign Aztec Barchetta and the extraordinary one of a kind 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Shooting Brake. The auction will also feature around 50 vintage and limited eddition watches, including a Breitling Bentley and a Richard Mille, Felipe Massa edition titanium chronograph.