Maserati scores highest auction price at Bonhams sale in Chantilly

Bonhams auctioned off 27 collectors' vehicles this past weekend in Chantilly, France, alongside the 2nd edition of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille.
By : AFP
| Updated on: 09 Sep 2015, 05:19 PM
The 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupé was auctioned for 3,289,500 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupé was auctioned for 3,289,500 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupé was auctioned for 3,289,500 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupé was auctioned for 3,289,500 euros. Photo:AFP

Bonhams auctioned off 27 collectors' vehicles this past weekend in Chantilly, France, alongside the 2nd edition of the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille.

The 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7-liter Coupé by Frua sold for 646,300 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7-liter Coupé by Frua sold for 646,300 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7-liter Coupé by Frua sold for 646,300 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1968 Maserati Mexico 4.7-liter Coupé by Frua sold for 646,300 euros. Photo:AFP

The most expensive auction lot, fetching 3.3 million euros, was a Maserati Boomerang Coupé, a spectacular concept car from 1972. Built on the chassis of the Maserati Bora, the Boomerang is equipped with a 310 bhp V8 engine, that can reach up to 186 miles per hour. Another unique vehicle, the Maserati Mexico 4.7-liter Coupé from 1968, designed by Pietro Frua and recently elected 'Best of Show Award' during the 100 years of Maserati contest in Turin, Italy sold for 646,300 euros. The vehicle was presented completely restored, in its original green color and dark red leather interior.

The 1934 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet C was bought for 609,500 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1934 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet C was bought for 609,500 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1934 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet C was bought for 609,500 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1934 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet C was bought for 609,500 euros. Photo:AFP

Other high-end models found buyers for more than half a million euros including a Mercedes Benz 500 K cabriolet C from 1934, which went for 609,500 euros, and a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé auctioned at 598,000 euros.

Finally, immense curiosity surrounded the sale of the Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 from 1976 that French singer Claude François was driving in June 1977, in which he survived a shooting attack. The vehicle was auctioned for 97,500 euros.

The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé found a buyer for 598,000 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé found a buyer for 598,000 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé found a buyer for 598,000 euros. Photo:AFP
The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé found a buyer for 598,000 euros. Photo:AFP

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The 27 cars put on auction by Bonhams grossed over 7.4 million euros.

This 1976 Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 owned by Claude François was bought for 97,500 euros. Photo:AFP
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