Bonhams' inaugural 'Supercars on Sunset' auction in Los Angeles delivered the top result in April, with a 2019 Ford GT hammered away for $900,000 (est. $950k-1.1m). Owned from new by NHL star Ryan Getzlaf, the Heritage Edition GT came with $120,000 of options and only 1,000 miles on the clock.
Aston Martin DB6 Volante – © Bonhams
A 1936 Delahaye 135 S (est. €800k-1.1m) which competed at the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours sold post-auction for an undisclosed sum at Bonhams' Monaco sale, where other top-tier success included a 1991 Isdera Imperator 108i at €690,000 (est. €500-700k); a Monaco-registered 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 that was restored in 2006 fetched €540,500 (est. €450-550k); and a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante with a recent full engine rebuild at Aston Martin Works made €460,000 (est. €450-550k).
Jaguar XJ220 – © Historics
Historics' season-opening Ascot Racecourse sale ran as an open-to-public event – in line with all its 2020 dates – generating a £5.2 million total and an 89% sell-through rate from the 170-car entry. Highlights included a recently recommissioned left-hand drive 1992 Jaguar XJ220 with 22,700km that sold for £305,640 (est. £325-375k), and a 3,011-mile 1965 AC Cobra Mk. III 427 SC finding a new home at £189,044 (est. £185-260k).
Porsche 911 RUF BTR – Darin Schnabel ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
A 1981 Porsche 911 RUF BTR smashed its $90-110k estimate at RM Sotheby's online auction, taking an impressive $176,000. Converted by RUF in 1987 with an upgrade to a BTR 3.4-litre single-turbo engine producing 374bhp, it showed 52,100 miles and had spent its life in the US since being imported from Germany by its first owner soon after conversion.
Aston Martin DB6 Vantage – Tom Gidden ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
RM's 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage also turned in a strong result, guided at £140-180k it changed hands for £203,500. The UK-delivered DB6 – one of only 71 built by the factory to Vantage specifications when new – was offered in 'garage-find' condition ready for restoration following three decades in storage.
Porsche 911 ST by PS Automobile - © Osenat
The catalogue cover star at Osenat's Versailles sale, a 1973 Porsche 911 ST by PS Automobile, didn't disappoint on the day, selling for €182,400 (est. €150-180k). Based on a 1973 2.2 T, PS upgrades deliver an estimated 240bhp from the 2.5 litre engine, with Recaro seats and a mix of Minilite/Fuchs wheels complementing the bodywork revisions.
Full April results here: