Bonhams announces new auction at Chantilly Arts & Elegance

In the wake of its inaugural Goodwood Members’ Meeting and Amelia Island sales, Bonhams has announced another new auction for 2015: the Chantilly Arts & Elegance black tie sale in France…

The Chantilly Arts & Elegance event – run by Le Mans Classic organiser Peter Auto – enjoyed a thoroughly successful pilot run last year. As a result, the 2015 event schedule will include a new Bonhams auction, to be held alongside the established Concours d’Elegance, Concours d’Etat and Art & Elegance displays. According to Philip Kantor, European head of motorcars for Bonhams, the auction will incorporate a stylish slant in keeping with the rest of the event: “The concept is to offer a bespoke ‘Salon’ style auction, offering a limited number of very fine examples of collectors’ motor cars, perhaps thirty or so carefully selected lots for the ‘black tie’ evening auction.” Might we see the quality of the auction lots trumping that of the cars on the concours lawn? We’ll have to wait until the 5 September 2015 to find out.

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