Ferrari
A rare 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C fetched the highest auction price realized for a single motorcar at Bonhams on June 4 at Greenwich.Reuters

A rare 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C fetched the highest auction price realised for a single motorcar at Bonhams on June 4 at Greenwich.

Over 300 bidders and other people were present at the auction where the Ferrari fetched a staggering £808116.

Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia sale totalled over £3.24 million. Another Ferrari on offer, once owned by rock star Rod Stewart, sold for £214285.

The second top lot of the day went to a bidder present in Greenwich, who triumphed over phone, internet and others present to get a very rare left hand drive, original condition 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon with only 37,000 miles from new for £254545.

A 1924 Bentley 3-Liter Sport Tourer, on the other hand, fetched a winning bid of £165259 while a "barn find" and tattered-looking 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKII sold to a buyer who came to the site to take a good look at what he was buying for £61344.

"The Ferrari is the most valuable car to sell at this venue in eight years of auctions, and the combined total is the highest for the Greenwich sale as well," Rupert Banner motorcar specialist said. "Presenting an excellent variety of the best collector motorcars to a very knowledgeable and appreciative audience created a spectacular event and record setting auction day. We're grateful to everyone who participated, and the hospitality of the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance organizers."

Successful telephone bidders did acquire the sporting 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster and the 1929 Stutz Series M Two-Passenger Speedster.

Other top lots of the event include a fully restored, matching numbers 1964 Jaguar E Type 3.8 Liter Roadster, a 1907 Stanley Model EX and a 1919 Locomobile, of Bridgeport.

A sharp looking 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible, from the renowned Beardslee Collection sold for £75974, along with three other classic motorcars from the same ownership.

Bonhams international motorcars auction calendar takes a leap across the pond to the Goodwood Festival of Speed sale featuring the George Daniels collection on June 29, and then the team will head west for the next US sale at Quail Lodge, in Carmel, CA on August 16-17, during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event.