A selection of nearly 100 automobiles crossed the auction block at Bonhams’ 19th annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, resulting in total sales of £7,250,000 and a 84% sales rate. Top sale went to the ex-Innes Ireland 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet at £606,500, followed by the 1925 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix at £430,500 and the 1989 Ferrari F40 that sold for £353,500.
James Knight, Group Head of Bonhams Motoring Department, said, “This is one of the best ever Goodwood Festival of Speed sales. The quality of cars attracted multiple bidders on each lot with world-wide interest from both buyers and sellers.”
Other highlighted results were the 1926 Type 37 Monoposto, which made £197,300 (estimate £120,000 – 160,000); 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 once owned by Sir Paul McCartney, which sold for £122,500 (estimate £100,000 – 120,000); two cars from the Patrick Collection – the 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale and 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe – which fetched £100,500 and £37,800 respectively; and a 1928 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model, owned by the same family since 1945, which made £128,000.
Meanwhile, a modern highlight, the 2004 7.3-Litre Pagani Zonda C12 Roadster, painted in an ‘Elvis Presley Cadillac Pink’, which has had only one owner from new, sold for £320,500 (estimate £200,000 – 250,000), while a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon made £298,500 (estimate £120,00-150,000).
In addition, a BMC Competition Department Transporter, described by Bonhams as ‘an eye-catching and stylish addition to any historic race meeting’, fetched £35,600; and a 1992 Hacker 28’ Runabout, which was commissioned by J Paul Getty as a tender to his 80-metre private yacht, Talitha G, sold for £47,700. The ex-Gerry Marshall, Saloon Car Championship-winning 1971 Vauxhall Firenza ‘Old Nail’ sold for £47,700.
For complete auction results, visit www.bonhams.com/goodwood.