1929 De Havilland DH 60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane was flown by character Denys Finch Hatton (played by Robert Redford) in the seven-time Oscar-winning 1985 film
The plane is remembered as a part of one of the most fondly romantic scenes in film history, when Denys Finch Hatton, played by Redford and Karen Blixen, whose part was played by Meryl Streep are flying through the clouds above the Kenyan savannah. Denys dies tragically after he crashes the plane on his way to see Karen after she lost her marriage and livelihood in the movie.
The 1929 De Havilland Gipsy Moth bi-plane is offered in excellent condition with a permit to fly, and it even wears its yellow-and-black livery and registration G-AAMY (in homage to pioneering English aviatrix Amy Johnson) as seen in the Sydney Pollack directed classic. The historic aircraft, which is 24ft (7.3m) long, 9ft (2.7m) high and has a 30ft wingspan, is capable of a maximum speed of 105mph (169km/h).
“We are delighted to be returning to the Grand Palais in Paris in 2013, where the Motor Car, Motorcycle and Automobilia departments will combine with the 20th Century Decorative Arts department to conduct a series of sales,”said Bonhams spokesman.
Among motor car lots already consigned for the February sale is the outstanding ex-works Bugatti Type 54 that raced at Monza on September 6th 1931 in the hands of Achille Varzi, estimate €2.5 million – €3.5 million ($ 3.2 million – $4.5 million).Out of Africa – plane scene – scene de l’avionby vik13
Robert Redfor and Meryl Streep in Out of Africa Movie
1933 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Two SeaterKING BAUDOUIN OF BELGIUM’S 1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 SPORTS SALOON SELLS FOR €333,500 – A WORLD RECORD AUCTION PRICE FOR THE MODEL
The 1933 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Two-Seater owned by the late Fitzroy John Somerset, the 5th Baron Raglan (1927-2010), Patron and former Chairman of the Bugatti Owners’ Club and trustee of the Bugatti Trust, sold for a remarkable €943,000 yesterday afternoon at Bonhams’ sale of Motor Cars in Paris. A packed saleroom in one of the French capital’s most prestigious venues, the Grand Palais, saw competitive bidding from within the room and on the telephones. The car, which was restored lovingly in 1979 over the course of two and a half years by Lord Raglan himself, was eventually bought by a French private collector.
Also from the Estate of Lord Raglan was a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Cabriolet, with coachwork by Figoni, which sold for €333,500.
1992 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Landaulette
Last summer, ultra-rich businessman Mohamed al Fayed, equally well known as the father of the late Princess Diana’s lover Dodi Fayed, had sold famed London department store Harrods to Qatar’s royal family for $2.2 billion. Now, Egyptian billionaire is selling off his incredible Rolls-Royces and Ferraris car collection.
And what a car collection it is…: 1979 Ferrari 400i Coupe, 1988 Ferrari Testarossa (2 of them), 1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Sedan de Ville, 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe, 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Berlinetta, 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Limousine (once owned by the Duke of Kent), 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe (at a time in the possession of John Lennon), 1969 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine and 1992 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Landaulet.
John Lennon’s Ferrari 330 GT
With the automotive world’s attention directed at the Detroit Auto Show, it becomes easy to miss important items that aren’t directly involved with the 2011 NAIAS. This is one of them.
A 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, which was the first car that John Lennon bought on passing his driving test in 1965, is to be sold at Bonhams’ Paris sale of Motor Cars on February 5, 2011 at the Grand Palais. More than just being driven by the legendary Beatles frontman, this particular Ferrari also happened to be Lennon’s very first car.