Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Auction

The auction house Bonhams prepare for Friday 26 June auction of 86 classic cars, accompanied by a large number of automobilia pieces. It sold 86.26 % of total exhibits offered for a total of 17,789,688 pounds.

On Friday 26 June, collectors and dealers with classic automobiles and related accessories gathered in Tapestry Lawn, Goodwood House. There was held the auction, which brought the total yield of £ 17,789,688 (according to the current exchange rate over CZK 677 million).

The best result was achieved as expected by racing Aston Martin Ulster LM19. This two-seater racing car from 1935 was built according to the highest demands directly for endurance races and was seen at Le Mans, Ards TT, Mille Miglia or the RAC TT. It is one of four models of Ulster specially prepared for Le Mans 1935. In recent 76 years the car was owned by only two families. The car has a complete history and is in excellent condition - ready to start again at endurance races. A rare automobile sought during the final battle by three candidates, which was finally won by a collector from Europe, who bought the car for £ 2,913,500, the equivalent of almost 111 million CZK.

The second most expensive car became a Porsche RS-61 Spyder of 1961, which was offered by Sir Stirling Moss himself. Little racing car, the perfect example for twisty track of Targa Florio, driven by four-cylinder 1.6-liter, which, thanks to massive carburetors and four camshafts delivers performance of 162 hp at 7800/min. Racing car with chassis number 718-070c was sold for £ 1,905,500, ie for CZK 72.5 million.

The third most expensive model sold became the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster from 1998. One of the six pieces of produced cars that was originally (in the closed version) created for homologating racing special. The Goodwood was offered the first car produced with just eight kilometers on the odometer. The price was £ 1,513,500, ie 57,600,000 CZK.

The fourth most expensive car became Aston Martin DB4 Convertible from 1963, which amounted to £ 964,700, ie 36.7 million CZK. Ferrari Enzo from 2004 followed with just 1,285 miles on the odometer and the resulting price tag of £ 897,500, ie 34.1 million CZK.

What were the tips of Classic Investments? It attracted a total of five cars that were sold in the auction at attractive prices:

Lancia Aurelia B50 Cabriolet (1951), recently renovated piece with a fully documented history. Additionally, one of four two-liter B50 Pinin Farina convertibles. Including premium price: £ 91,100, ie nearly 3.5 million CZK. Fiat Abarth 750 Bialbero (1959) with a clear history from Maranello Rosso Collection. Elegant model with sporty Zagato design was sold for £ 51,750, ie less than 2 million CZK. Also worth mentioning is the blue Maserati Ghibli from 1970 after a complete renovation, carried out by specialists of the brand. The price reached £ 107,900, or about 4.1 million CZK. Classic Investments last tip is then AC Ace from 1960. A wonderful piece of history, representing a major brand original with AC engine, which was rebuilt in 1997. The price reached £ 141,500, or about CZK 5.4 million.


Prices include premium.

Text: Classic Investments

Foto: Bonhams

Rank: Year: Model: Price (£)
1. 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Team Car LM19 2 913 500
2. 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder 1 905 500
3. 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster 1 513 500
4. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible 964 700
5. 2004 Ferrari Enzo 897 500
6. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 539 100
7. 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 393 500
8. 1954 Jaguar XK120 Competition Roadster 365 500
9. 1911 Isotta Fraschini Tipo PM Roadster 348 700
10. 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 306 140



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