The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, December 26, 2014


Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams
1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer
LONDON.- With a brace of coach-built Bentleys leading the sale, a fully representative line-up of vintage, classic and rare motor cars go under the hammer on April 28th at Bonhams Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia Sale, at London’s RAF Museum, Hendon.

The Bentleys are a 1927 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer, £100,000-150,000 and a 1956 Bentley S-Series Continental Sports Saloon, estimated at £280,000-340,000.

W. O. Bentley proudly unveiled the new 3-Litre car bearing his name on Stand 126 at the 1919 Olympia Motor Exhibition. In only mildly developed form, this was the model that was to become a legend in motor racing history and which has become the archetypal Vintage sports car.

The post-war Bentley, the magnificent Continental sports saloon with aerodynamic ‘fast-back’ styling has been synonymous with effortless high speed cruising in the grand manner since its introduction in 1952. 'The Bentley is a modern magic carpet which annihilates great distances and delivers the occupants well-nigh as fresh as when they started,' declared Autocar upon its unveiling.

Built for export only at first, the Continental was, once delivery charges and local taxes had been paid, almost certainly the most expensive car in the world at the time.

Also in the sale, with an estimate of £80,000-120,000, is a rare 1987 Lamborghini LM 002 '4x4', one of the most exciting and exclusive off-road vehicles ever conceived. The ultimate expression of the excess of the 1980s, the LM 002 resulted from a series of stillborn off-road prototypes originally conceived with military use in mind, and was first announced to the commercial market in the autumn of 1985. Customers could specify their own level of equipment, ranging from luxurious opulence at one end of the scale to Spartan functionality at the other.

It was only natural that such an 'over the top' vehicle would attract wealthy high-profile customers, and the first LM 002 is reputed to have been sold to HRH King Hassan of Morocco. The late Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna was another high-profile owner. In the USA the vehicle became known as the 'Rambo Lambo' for obvious reasons.

One of only 328 LM 002s produced between 1986 and 1992, this example first belonged to Italian racing driver Mario Ricci.

Other highlights include a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon, estimated £90,000-120,000, and the ex-‘Lofty’ England 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre 2+2 Coupé, £45,000-65,000.

Taking place on April 28th, the sale commences at 11 am, with selection of various items of Automobilia. A large part of this section consists of vintage car mascots, including a number by famed French glass designer Renè Lalique. The sale of the Motor Cars begins later that day at 2 pm.





Today's News

April 15, 2014

"Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner: British Painting and the Rise of Modernity" opens in Rome

Art Gallery of South Australia secures major Impressionist painting by Camille Pissarro

Woodblock prints by Japan's first Modern artist debut at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery

Sotheby's to sell the only known marine work by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi

Magnificent jewels at Sotheby's to feature singular colored gemstones & jewels owned by Eydie Gorme

Irene Leache memorial gifts to Chrysler Museum strengthen collection, bridge past with future

Hillwood appoints curator of 19th-century art; Re-dates Faberge imperial Easter egg

Photographer Mario Testino named President of World Monuments Fund Peru

New to the auction market: Images of boats at sea by Ireland's leading artists offered at Bonhams

Opteres to hold Modern art unveiling and sale on eve of Art Basel Hong Kong

Beautiful Bentleys and a 'Rambo Lambo' amongst highlights for sale at Bonhams

Original watercolor illustrations by James Warhola on view at the Demuth Museum

Record-setting capsule, pressure suit and parachute donated to the Smithsonian

Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago examines the city's architectural legacy and future potential

Tiffany Kashmir sapphire gold ring may bring $175,000 at Heritage Auctions in New York

Jeffrey S. Evans auction of Palmer Collection shows strength of southern decorative arts market

The Estate of Ray Frost Fleming, owner of Robert Kidd Gallery, highlights Heritage Auctions sale

Nazi memorabilia sale stopped after Jewish protests

First UK retrospective of visionary French artist Chris Marker opens at the Whitechapel Gallery

Early 1990s works on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery

Viking Adventures from the British Museum to screen at cinemas across the UK

Exhibition of new works by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde opens at Ronchini Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Colossal statue of Amenhotep III unveiled on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt

2.- British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

3.- Missing artwork rediscovered in "Stuart Little" sells for over 200,000 euros at auction

4.- Rossetti's Venus Verticordia soars at Sotheby's in London to sell for £2.88 million

5.- Russian magnate buys, then returns Nobel prize to American geneticist James Watson

6.- Egyptian Museum unveils four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery

7.- 'The Secret of Dresden: From Rembrandt to Canaletto' on view at the Groninger Museum

8.- Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum reopens after three-year renovation

9.- More than 200 queries about works by possible heirs received on Nazi-era art hoard

10.- Attorney, artist and filmmaker reflects on the seven lessons learned at 2014 Art Basel Miami Beach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site