Tourers top the bill for Bonhams

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Bonhams is offering a bumper crop of glamorous pre- and post-war tourers at its first-ever Scottsdale auction on Thursday (19 January).

Among the star lots at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Arizona will be a 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible (above) that wears an estimate of $650-750,000.

Other key cars to be sold are the ex-Marlene Dietrich 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Convertible Sedan, a highly authentic and documented 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C that’s been in the same ownership for more than 45 years, a rare open coachwork model 1932 Packard DeLuxe Eight 904 Custom Convertible Victoria, and the ex-Mike Couper 1953 Monte Carlo Coupe d’Or-winning 1952 Bentley R-Type Saloon.

Likely to be causing the biggest stir of the post-war GTs is a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. Said to have fewer than 7000 recorded miles, the Aston has a mighty $300-375,000 guide price based in part on its probable previous ownership by Bing Crosby.

Other consigned tourers include:
1908 Buick Model S Tourabout
1914 Cadillac 5-Passenger Touring
1923 Duesenberg Model A, previously owned by William Harrah
1923 Rolls-Royce 20hp 2-Seater
1924 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8 Torpedo Tourer
1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan
1929 Packard 640 Super 8 Touring
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Imperial Cabriolet
1929 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost “London to Edinburgh”-style Torpedo Tourer
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sedanca de Ville
1932 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Trouville Towncar
1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Drophead Coupé
1936 Ford Model 68 Deluxe Phaeton
1947 Delahaye 135M 3-Position Drophead Coupé
1950 Bentley MkVI Sports Saloon
1951 Jaguar MkV Drophead Coupé

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