Such curves: 5 classic beauties at Bonhams’ Scottsdale sale

On the catalogue cover for Bonhams' 16 January sale in Scottsdale is the glorious Zagato-bodied 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, formerly owned by Baron Philippe of Gunzbourg. But our collective eye was drawn to this quintet of curvaceous classics…

1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon: Est. 300,000 - 350,000 USD

This left-hand drive DB MkIII Sports Saloon was imported to the States in 1957. Factory-fitted with competition specifications, it is backed by a recent service and is eligible for a host of historic events.

1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster: Est. 230,000 - 260,000 USD

This 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster wears an attractive colour combination of period-correct silver with red interior and grey German square weave carpeting – perhaps one of the reasons behind its win at the 2005 Porsche Club Concours in Melbourne?

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Berlinetta 'Tailor's Car': Est. 3,000,000 - 4,000,000 USD

The famous ‘Tailor’s Car’ ordered new by fashion guru Augusto Caracini has since been kept in the same ownership since 1969 – and being this gorgeous, we’re not surprised. Aside from its prominent ownership history, this super-rare 212 can also boast of a second place finish at the 1951 Stella Alpina hillclimb.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupé: Est. 1,100,000 - 1,400,000 USD

This 1955 300 SL was originally shipped to New York, and benefits from not only a recent respray in its original colour, but also a history of service and maintenance undertaken by a leading Gullwing specialist.

1967 Ferrari 330GTC: Est. 550,000 - 700,000 USD

This stunning example of the ‘gentleman’s Ferrari’ was originally delivered in the unusual colour of Verde Chiaro, and with air conditioning. It has since travelled a mere 60,000km and been awarded Classiche certification.

Photos: Bonhams

All lots at Bonhams' auction on 16 January 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona, can be found at bonhams.com.