Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Top 30 Cars of Interest Page Four
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Speciale Tipo Le Mans – Alfa Corse entered five 8C 2900Bs for the 1938 24 Hours of Le Mans, four with Spider bodies and this coupe with its body by Touring. Driven by Raymond Sommer and Clemente Biondetti, this two-seater aerodynamic berlinetta dominated the race until an hour before the end when it was forced to retire.
1936 Auto Union Type C – Bernd Rosermeyer’s ascension to world champion came in the seat of the Auto Union Type C, as this car reigned from 1936 to 1938, winning six races. Driven by Nick Mason at Goodwood.
1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – Only twenty-five 166 MM Barchettas were built. The MM moniker came after winning the Mille Miglia in 1948 and ’49. Luigi Chinetti also drove a Barchetta to victory in the 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours. The example at Goodwood was bodied by Touring.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe – The closed version of the 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car, two examples of this racing prototype with gullwing doors were made for the 1956 season. They were never used for racing as Mercedes-Benz withdrew from the sports car world championship. Rudolf Uhlenhaut, former head of car development for Mercedes-Benz and father of the 300 SLR and other models, used the Coupe in the following years as his company car, earning it the nickname “Uhlenhaut coupe”. He made a number of long journeys all over Europe, fitted with a silencer to the side exhaust pipe to make it legal for driving on roads.
1926 John Parry-Thomas Special – Babs was the land speed record car built and driven by John Parry-Thomas. It was powered by a 27-litre Liberty aero-engine. In April 1926, Parry-Thomas used the car to break the land speed record at 171.02 mph (273.6 km/h). Also known as Chitty Bang Bang 4 and the Higham Special.
1954 Jaguar D-Type – Registered as OVC 501, the short nose D-Type Prototype is chassis number one or XKC 401.