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