Buckle up, automotive enthusiasts! A groundbreaking collaboration between Bonhams|Cars and the Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM is set to redefine the very essence of luxury and legacy at the upcoming Formula® 1 Abu Dhabi race on November 25.
The stage is set for “On the Grid: The Abu Dhabi Auction,” a collector’s paradise featuring over 30 iconic cars against the backdrop of the 2023 season-closing FORMULA 1® ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Join us as we break down the five pivotal moments that make this auction not just a sale, but an epoch-defining celebration of speed, legacy, and luxury. Buckle up for an unforgettable ride through the fast-paced lanes of automotive history!
1. Unveiling On the Grid: The Abu Dhabi Auction
Get ready for an exclusive spectacle as Bonhams|Cars joins forces with the Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM to present a collector’s dream – “On the Grid: The Abu Dhabi Auction.” Set against the electrifying atmosphere of the 2023 season-closing race, this auction promises to redefine the standard for automotive events.
2. The Yas Marina Circuit: A Playground for Car Enthusiasts
From November 23, the expansive Yas Marina Circuit transforms into a car enthusiast’s haven. With a preview of the impressive lineup, including F1® racecars and top-tier supercars, fans can immerse themselves in the thrill of the upcoming auction. The iconic circuit will host 26 showcase cars in a custom-built gallery just meters from the track.
3. Headlining Legends: Andretti, Räikkönen, and Alonso
The auction’s spotlight shines on legends like Mario Andretti’s 1978 John Player Special Lotus-Cosworth Type 79, with an estimated value of US$6.5 – 9.5 million. Meanwhile, Kimi Räikkönen’s McLaren MP4/21 offers a chance to own a piece of F1® history at an estimate of US$2.5 – 3.5 million. Adding to the excitement, Fernando Alonso’s 2022 custom-spec McLaren Elva, with an estimated value of US$2.5 – 3 million, adds a modern touch to the historic lineup.
4. Supercars Galore: Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ford GT
Bonhams|Cars curated a collection of top-tier supercars, including a 1993 Porsche 911 Type 964 Carrera RSR ‘Strassenversion’ Coupé (estimated at US$2 – 2.5 million). Other highlights include a 2010 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 Super Veloce and a 2022 Ford GT ‘Carbon Edition’ (estimated at US$900,000 – 1,200,000). Each one promises to deliver an exhilarating experience both on and off the auction block.
5. Diverse Offerings and No-Reserve Lots
Beyond the legends and supercars, the auction boasts a diverse array of offerings. Nearly a third of the lots are available without reserve, including a 2015 Lagonda Taraf Sports Saloon, a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Coupé, and a 1988 Italdesign Aztec Barchetta. Get ready for spirited bidding and the chance to own a piece of automotive history.
Don’t Miss Moments at the Historic Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM and Bonhams|Cars Auction
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 25, as history unfolds at the FORMULA 1® ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2023. The Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM and Bonhams|Cars auction promises a fusion of automotive excellence and F1® prestige, making it an unmissable event for enthusiasts and collectors alike. Don’t just witness history – bid for it!