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Having just held their sale at Monterey during California’s Pebble Beach Concours last month, the head of Christie’s international car department Rupert Banner, and Philip Kantor, head of their European operation, will join the Bonhams team on both sides of the Atlantic.

Rupert Banner will join Malcolm Barber, Bonhams’ CEO, in the United States. Based in New York, he will take on the new role of vice president of business development in the US.

Philip Kantor will become Bonhams’ international director of business development. He will continue to be based in mainland Europe.

A third member of Christie’s motoring team, the California-based consultant Gordon McCall, will also join Bonhams’ US motoring department on November 1.

He will continue in a similar role, as a senior consultant to the Bonhams worldwide motoring network and will remain based in Carmel, California.