Bonhams sells Ecurie Ecosse collection for £8.8m in London

Bonhams enjoyed a successful inaugural sale at its new London headquarters, with the headlining Ecurie Ecosse collection - comprising a liveried Commer transporter and seven important racing cars - achieving £8.8 million...

In a packed auction room, an American buyer became the envy of all, having spent not only £1.8m on the two-stroke Commer transporter, but also a further £5.5m on a pair of accompanying Jaguars: a 1952 C-type (£2.9m) and a 1956 'Shortnose' D-type (£2.6m). The battle for the three-car carrier proved particularly intense, with a telephone bidding war lasting almost 20 minutes before Robert Brooks dropped the hammer at a record price for a historic commerical vehicle. Also decorated in the iconic blue-and-white livery and selling well was the collection's Jaguar XK120 Roadster.

Photos: Bonhams

All results from Bonhams' Dec 1 Bond Street sale can be found at bonhams.com.

Jaguars of all eras can be found in the Classic Driver Market.