Classic cars a hit at Bonhams' sixth Dubai auction

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Bonhams held its sixth auction in Dubai on Monday night. This BMW 3.0 CSL sold for $218,400.
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The auction made more than $4.4m, with 65 percent of lots sold.
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This BMW M1 was one of the two lots from the carmaker's museum collection. It sold for $264,000.
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The auction night also had sales of modern and contemporary art and watches.
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Bonhams said it has laid the foundation for further motor car auctions here in the UAE.
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Visitors check out the catalogue. The auction was open to any member of the public.
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Another lot was this Ferrari Dino.
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Emirati men take a look at the classic watches to be auctioned.
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The auction was held at the One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai.
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Visitors gather before the auction takes place.
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An international buyer telephones in their bid.
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Some of art works to be auctioned are displayed on the wall of the auction room.
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Bonhams' Matthew Girling, CEO UK, Europe & Middle East, said he was encouraged by the positive response to the auction by local collectors.
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A classic Rolls-Royce.