Top sale at the 2011 Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction went to the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder with coachwork by Pininfarina – one of only 25 of European specification – that sold for £595,500. One of only four surviving examples of the 1908 Silver Ghost sold for £485,500 after a protracted bidding battle, while the 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – a ceremonial car which was ordered for the Delhi Durbar celebration of the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in December 2011 – made £419,500. This Silver Ghost was emblazoned with the coat of arms of the Maharaja of Mysore, to whom it passed after the Delhi Durbar.
Update: Bonhams announced the post-block sale of the ex-Sir Robert Ropner ‘Semi-Lightweight’ E-Type Jaguar. The car, which sold for an undisclosed sum, will remain in the UK.
James Knight, Group Head of the Bonhams Motoring Department, said, “It was very much a global effort consigning motor cars for this sale. My West Coast USA team worked closely with one of their local clients who consigned these Silver Ghosts to the UK sale – very much a case of placing cars in the right environment to achieve the best prices. The Semi-Lightweight has been acquired by an enthusiastic British collector and will continue to be used and enjoyed much like it has been for the past 47 years.”
“In the space of six days we have conducted two sales – one at the International Autojumble at Beaulieu, and the second here today at the Goodwood Revival – with some 230 motorcars offered and a total £7.5million.”
Other highlights include a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight at £221,500 (a record for a RHD Lightweight); a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT for a strong £164,300; a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing which made £342,500 and a 1956 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster in tired, but charming condition fetched £141,200.
An Aston Martin DB5 owned by Shane Filan of the Irish pop group Westlife was highly sought after with interest both in the room and on the telephone. It finally sold for £348,000.
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