Andrew Newton went to Goodwood for the Revival this year, his first time there. He said, “Goodwood itself was fantastic, certainly the best and most fun car event I’ve ever been to.”
So, there. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
The auction was, as things go in 2019, as successful as Bonhams could reasonably hope. There were several magnanimous results, but also a few that were disappointing.
Results are stated here in US$, which is unusually strong and tend to make a routine market result in £ appear softer when expressed in US$.
On-site observations are by Andrew Newton. Bonhams UK Buyer’s Premium is 15% of the first £500,000 and 12% over that.
Here are the numbers:
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Sold < Low Est||Sold > High Est||Average Sale||Median Sale||Total $||Exchange Rate|
|One lot, DB4 GT s/n 0161R, was pre-sold “above the low estimate” of $2,741,640 and is included in the totals at that amount.|
This report is late.
It was actually finished a month and a half ago, but didn’t get posted, having been submerged in the continuing sequence of collector car auctions, but it’s too important to overlook. The reported cars are in lot number order.
Lot # 200 1961 Cooper-Climax T55 “Slimline” Formula 1; S/N F11061; Dark Green, White stripes/Black; Estimate $124,620 – $186,930; Competition restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $264,818 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $304,540. – Dunlop Racing tires, 2.5-liter Climax engine, dual Webers, disc brakes, Smith’s gauges. – One of two T55 “Slimline” T55s scaled down for the upcoming 1.5-liter Formula One regulations. Driven by Jack Brabham to a win at Aintree in its debut race, a DNF in Monaco, 6th at the Dutch GP, 4th at Brands Hatch, and 4th again at Aintree. Then raced Down Under in the Tasman Series with 2.5-liter Climax power as it has today. Restored in 2014 and now gorgeous. As it sits, it looks almost too good to race. – The first lot of the auction, and sold with all proceeds going to Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity. Sir Jackie was also on hand to present the car and explain his charity, which he set up after his wife was diagnosed with dementia. The car previously sold for $223,000 at Quail Lodge 2009 in largely original but solid condition. Perhaps it would be more usable if slower with a 1.5-liter Formula One engine, but this price for such a historically significant race car with a top-notch recent restoration and proceeds going to charity, it seems like a remarkable value despite Bonhams’ modest £100,000-150,000 ($124-187,000) presale estimate.
Lot # 205 1995 Land Rover Range Rover CSK Utility; S/N SALLHABM3GA464285; Black, Silver coachlines/Beige leather; Estimate $74,772 – $99,696; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,025 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $42,579. – RHD. 3.9 engine, automatic, alloy wheels, Michelin Latitude tires, Hella driving lights, wood dash and console trim, Kenwood CD stereo. – One of 200 CSK (Charles Spencer King) models built to celebrate the Range Rover’s 20th anniversary, and the first Range Rovers to receive front and rear anti-roll bars. Scuffs on the left part of the front bumper. The exterior plastic is a little dull. Good but not immaculate paint. Light scratches in the side glass, and more scratches on the rear glass. Good interior other than some cracks in the console trim. Represented as restored from 2012-18, but it’s not clear what was restored and what is original. As it sits, it presents like a lightly used old Range Rover. – But certainly not sold like a lightly used old Range Rover. Others have sold at auction in the UK for similar results, and Bonhams sold another one at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale this April for £ 46,000 with this all-in result being £ 34,167.
Lot # 206 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Convertible; S/N HBJ8L25899; Beige, Red/Red; Red top; Estimate $43,617 – $49,848; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $38,632 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $44,427. – Chrome wire wheels, Hankook tires, side exhaust, dual wing mirrors, luggage rack, badge bar, banjo steering wheel. – Sold new in the US, like many of them were, and stayed there until 2015. Then body-off restored in 2016-17, but the car does not look fresh. Tired chrome and the paint, while free of blemishes, looks older. Clean replacement top, but there is some pitting in the top frame. Uneven panel fit. A few cracks in the wood dash, and both the shifter and shifter boot are incorrect. Tidy underneath but there is light dirt and wear. An attractive driver. – Sold for a modest but fair result given the issues and the fact it is a Phase I BJ8 with low ground clearance.
Lot # 207 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 1E33359; White/Black leather; Estimate $99,696 – $124,620; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $77,264. – Wire wheels, Goodyear Regatta tires, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, Pioneer cassette stereo. – Represented as a three-owner car and imported from the US last year. Long but light scratch on the hood bulge, a few chips on the nose and slightly dull finish overall on mostly original paint. The doors don’t quite fit evenly. Long scratch near the trunk lid. Mostly original interior with light cracking on the seats and light wear to the switchgear. Some oxidation underneath. The level of preservation is commendable, but it has been regularly driven as shown by notable wear and tear as well as the 87,587 miles on the odometer. – This car’s relatively tired condition and its steering wheel on the wrong side make it nothing to write home about, but the bidders in Goodwood were fair in their assessment and it’s unlikely to get a better offer unless it makes the trek back here to the States, where E-Types in general command significantly higher prices.
Lot # 209 1931 Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Shooting Brake, Body by Barker & Co./James Young; S/N GNS45; Green, Black fenders, Blue and wood sides /; Estimate $37,386 – $49,848; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,386 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $42,994. – RHD. Black painted wire wheels, Silvertown blackwall tires, Spirit of Ecstasy, dual sidemount spares. – There aren’t any major cracks in the wood, but it’s tired and there are numerous pinholes in the rear. Dry, lightly cracking roof. Dull running boards. Tired paint with a few small cracks. Pitted windshield frame. Light dirt and oxidation underneath. Sound but worn and lightly cracking upholstery that may be original except on the newer front seats. Originally a Barker-bodied landaulet, then given the conversion to a shooting brake by James Young in the 1940s and used for shooting parties on the second owner’s estate. Sold in 1952 but reacquired by the second owner’s family in 1997. Unusual and supremely interesting, but its condition is on the rough side and it will need attention before being used to any extent. – While it is interesting, it’s neither elegant nor all that well cared for, and the Goodwood bidders don’t seem to think it’s worth much. It sold at the Members’ Meeting sale this April for £50,600 ($65,831) and here at the Revival carried an even more modest £30-40,000 estimate, which proved spot on with the resulting £30,000 successful bid.
Lot # 210 1972 Land Rover Range Rover Utility; S/N 35503632A; Beige,/Tan leather; Estimate $43,617 – $56,079; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $37,386. – RHD. 4-speed, Michelin tires, dual wing mirrors. – Some flaking off the wheels. Redone underneath. Shiny blemish-free repaint but there is some orange peel in spots. Good, lightly worn original interior. The original windshield is on the tired side. A very early two-door Range Rover, still rare even in the UK, and has gotten refurbishment but never been restored. Collectible, but has enough imperfections that one could still use it casually off road. – Clean early two-door Range Rovers are few and far between, and a few have sold for more than this reported high bid. Gooding & Company even sold one in Scottsdale last year for $68,200, but that result isn’t the norm and the reported high bid here could have seen this one off to a new home without too much regret.
[Alas, there is no photo of Banksy’s Volvo FL6 “Turbo Zone Truck”. Andrew Newton didn’t shoot it, and Bonhams has suppressed it on its website.]
Lot # 212 1988 Volvo FL6 Custom “Turbo Zone Truck”; S/N YB1E6A4AOJB422208; Black, “Turbo Zone, Laugh Now But One Day We’ll Be in Charge” /; Estimate $1,246,200 – $1,869,300; Original, with non-original appearance items, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,146,504. – Given the trade name of the performance artist by whom it was used it probably has the D6A turbocharged/supercharged intercooled Volvo engine, but we don’t know. – Painted by street artist Banksy in late 1999 featuring flying monkeys, a charging SWAT team and other familiar, but then emerging, Banksy motifs. Used by Turbo Zone Circus to haul installation art exhibits (frequently punctuated by pyrotechnics) in Europe, the Middle East and South America and showing its hard miles although the artwork on the box and cab has been reasonably well-preserved. Cataloged as a mobile artwork with typical fluffy verbiage. – Obviously a piece of unconventional Banksy art, the Volvo FL6 truck is superfluous except as the substrate for the artwork. Its value is a function of the artwork and the artist, Banksy, whose recognition was emerging at the time of this project. Driven many miles on at least two continents, the art has suffered the slings and arrows of regular use but viewed from a distance retains its cohesiveness and effect. The high bid of £920,000 came perilously close to the £1 million pre-sale low estimate and might have warranted serious consideration from the consignor who now has to continue to maintain a large and protected storage area for it.
Lot # 218 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Faux Cabriolet; S/N 57252; Engine # 195; Black, Cream/Brown leather; Estimate $1,246,200 – $1,869,300; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,651,215 plus commission of 13.13%; Final Price $1,868,054. – RHD. Centerlock wheels, wheel discs, overdrive added, fender skirts, suicide doors, woodrim steering wheel, wood dash, pop-out windshield. – Represented with the original chassis, engine, gearbox and body, one of three “Grand Raid” Atalantes built. Restored in the mid-00’s with new fenders and a NOS rear axle. Good older paint, but it’s no longer fresh and the masking is uneven from the right side of the hood to the left. Used but tidy and restored underneath. Good restored interior with stretched and wrinkled cushions, but the wood on top of the dash is a little tired. Running and driving but long stored and will need further attention. Most any Type 57 looks ready for a concours field by nature of its shape, its often striking colors and the cachet of its name, but this one likely wouldn’t take home a trophy. Barry Burnett estate. – An exceptional Bugatti, not only on account of its known history from new but also for its unique survivor status among the “Grand Raid” Atalantes. A wonderful car, even with the needs that will come from its long dormancy, that brought an appropriately wonderful price.
Lot # 219 1963 Facel Vega Facel II 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N HK2AB104; Blue,/Beige leather piped in Blue; Estimate $249,240 – $373,860; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $199,392 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $229,301. – RHD. 383 Mopar, Edelbrock intake, single 4-barrel, chrome wire wheels, Michelin XAS tires, woodrim steering wheel, Blaupunkt multiband radio, Jaeger gauges. – The chrome and brightwork are a little tired. There are a few blisters in the paint on the right front fender, but it’s mostly good paint. Dull taillight lenses. Light road wear underneath. Tidy fully restored interior, but there is light wear as well as a few scuffs on the driver’s seat. Inherently attractive, mostly in good condition and a rare right-hand drive model, but showing its age a bit. Barry Burnett estate. – It’s not clear from the onsite observations or the catalog but in pictures this appears to have a 4-speed gearbox in which case this is a choice car with excellent specifications bought for a moderate price in spite of its recent history of dormancy.
Lot # 220 1949 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible; S/N 7410581; Green, Wood/Tan; Estimate $112,158 – $149,544; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $99,696 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $114,650. – Fluid Drive, wheel covers, whitewalls, amber fog lights, dual spotlights with mirrors, boot cover, pushbutton radio, dash clock. – Very good older paint and chrome other than a small chip at the back of the hood. The panel gaps are probably better than factory but still slightly uneven. The wood is good, but the finish looks incorrect and thin rather than a nice, shiny varnish. Lightly worn older interior. A sound older body-off restoration from the mid-1990s but clearly older. Chrysler never dreamed of selling the Town & Country in Britain, and the car looks enormous in this setting. Key Collection. – It also looked enormous at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale in April of this year where it brought a $104,080 high bid (£80,000, the same as this successful bid.) RM sold it in Monterey nine years ago for $110,000. It hasn’t received any major attention since then, so was lucky to get this result in 2019.
Lot # 222 1923 Aston Martin 1 1/2 Litre Two-Seater; S/N 1932; Apple Green, Black fenders/Black; Estimate $124,620 – $174,468; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $166,991 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $192,039. – RHD. 1,486cc side-valve four, 11 RAC hp, single carburetor, black painted wire wheels, single sidemount spare, side exhaust, blade fenders, tool box. – Good older paint with a few chips and scratches here and there but nothing serious. Clean brightwork. A little dirt and grime underneath but again nothing serious. Lightly used interior. Wrecked in 1934 then rebuilt with the current body. Engine rebuilt in 2015. A charming little car and one of the oldest Aston Martins around. – Do we call this an Aston Martin or an Aston-Martin, the latter being the style used on the earliest cars built by Bamford & Martin? We’ll stick with the current non-hyphenated form for consistency, but it’s good to know there is a difference. This is a charming little survivor that has been lovingly maintained over generations with all its needs seemingly met when they appeared and a VSCC competition record in the Sixties. The bidders obviously loved it with a successful hammer bid close to its pre-sale high estimate, and no argument at all about their judgment.
Lot # 223 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante; S/N V8C0R15088; Tourmaline Blue,/Magnolia leather; Estimate $112,158 – $149,544; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,722 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $110,081. – RHD. Alloy wheels, Michelin X tires, automatic, air conditioning, driving and fog lights, boot cover, Pioneer cassette stereo. – Very good repaint other than a chip at the right edge of the hood. Black paint is chipping off the windshield wipers. The rear rubber bumperettes are dull and the right one is cracking. Lightly worn and discolored leather, particularly on the driver’s seat. Dull badges. Unrestored but tidy and maintained underneath. Lightly driven over the course of 59,358 miles and had a recent thorough service. A solid and attractive but aged driver. – This Aston V8 Volante has an abundance of patina, and that is not meant to be dismissive. It carries the indicia of careful long term ownership (from 1985-2018) but also a fresh recommissioning after being stored following the demise of its most recent long-term owner and is a sound value in this post-block concluded transaction.
Lot # 224 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe, Body by Park Ward; S/N BC67AF; Regal Red,/Beige leather; Estimate $224,316 – $249,240; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $205,623. – RHD. Automatic, Cooper tires, pushbutton radio, air conditioning, badge bar, wing mirrors, hubcaps and trim rings, fog lights. – One of 185 S1 Continentals with a Park Ward body. Good older paint and chrome. Slightly imperfect gaps. Wear and discoloration to the seats but nothing serious. Quickly undercoated chassis. Very clean, detailed engine bay. Probably never fully taken apart and restored, but well-maintained and got major attention when necessary. – A pleasing car with a good history of caring and informed owners who have kept after its needs. From a British point of view its registration number, SLX 3, adds to its distinction but the reported high bid here is perilously close to the low estimate and could have been taken with little regret.
Lot # 225 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS491848; Amethyst,/Black, Purple, Gray leather; Estimate $186,930 – $224,316; Original, with non-original appearance items, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $149,544 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $171,976. – Modular wheels, P Zero tires, Speedline modular wheels, aftermarket Sony stereo, red calipers, wing, 325hp 3.6 litre engine. – Aftermarket upgrade to 3.8 body kit and a tuned up 3.6 litre engine with some 60hp more than stock. Tidy maintained engine bay. A few tiny chips on the nose. Some light detail swirling in the paint but it’s mostly good given the 93,833 miles showing. Serious cracks in the taillight lens. Both seats have significant but livable wrinkling to them. The tires don’t have much life left. A rare color and a desirable RS, but a high-mileage example that is a tired. – The Goodwood bidders didn’t ignore the wear and tear for the rare color, nor did they overlook the cafe racer body kit and hopped up engine, and afforded it a soft but fair price after being offered here in 2014 with a reported high bid of $203,038 (£5,000 more than the successful hammer bid here.)
Lot # 227 2004 Ferrari 575M Maranello HGTC Coupe; S/N ZFFBT55C000138466; Rosso Corsa,/Black leather; Estimate $112,158 – $149,544; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,370 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $92,426. – RHD. Paddle shifters, modular wheels, P Zero tires, Red calipers, Scuderia shields, Handling GTC package (Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, stiffer suspension, sport exhaust and faster shifting). – One of 90 cars with the Handling GTC package and six in the UK. Condensation behind the headlights. Small scratch on the right mirror. Two tiny chips on the driver’s door. Good interior with light wear on the driver’s seat. Represented with 24,000 miles and a full service ten months ago, which is reassuring. Lightly used, but used nonetheless. – While this car would of course be much more expensive with a 6-speed, it also could have sold for much more than this given its options and mileage. In fact, it already has, having brought £124,700 ($147,037 at the time) at Bonhams’ London Olympia auction two years ago. The post-block result here is £74,166 all-in. It’s a bargain and tons of car for the money at this price.
Lot # 228 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Cabriolet; S/N AR760028; White,/Light Blue leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $74,772 – $87,234; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $64,802. – Steel wheels with hub caps, store brand tires, original radio. – One of 99 right-hand drive GTCs. Very good chrome other than a tiny dent in the front bumper. Good but older paint. Several huge track scratches in the side windows, particularly on the passenger’s side. Lightly pitted door handles. Good interior other than a tired-looking factory steering wheel. Light dirt and road wear underneath. Represented as restored within the past two years, but not redone top to bottom and it presents like an older car. Fundamentally desirable since it’s so rare, but not a great example. – This car’s shape, penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone, is a prime example of the coupe version being far prettier to look at than the convertible. As usual, though, the convertible GTC is worth more, and while this reported high bid would ordinarily buy an excellent hardtop GTV, it’s modest for even a so-so GTC like this one.
Lot # 231 1947 Delahaye 135M 3-pos. Drophead Coupe, Body by Antem; S/N 800939; Blue, Light Blue/Light Gray leather piped in Blue; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $274,164 – $348,936; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $211,854. – RHD. Chrome wire wheels, Excelsior tires, fender skirts, clear Applex steering wheel, Plexiglas dashboard buttons, preselector gearbox. – Represented as one of just six Antem-bodied Dropheads, and displayed on the Antem stand at the 1948 Paris Motor Show. Good but not concours quality paint. There is light orange peel on top of the fenders. Even gaps. The top and top frame were redone at some point but look a little tired. Very good seats and excellent dash, but the carpets show light wear. Restored relatively recently by the Key Collection but on a budget. An interesting, eye-catching car let down by a few important details. – Sold by RM from the Aalholm Museum collection in 2012 in sad not running condition for a generous $157,319 and given a fluff-up by the Key Collection, it was offered five months ago by Bonhams at the Goodwood Members Meeting where it was reported bid to $208,160. Two close results like this in the same environment are a good indication that the consignor’s expectations are detached from reality and it is time to re-set them if it is not to become shopworn and unsaleable.
Lot # 232 1938 AC 16/80hp Competition Sports Roadster; S/N L635; Snow Shadow Jewelescence,/Blue leather; Estimate $311,550 – $373,860; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $274,164. – RHD. 1,991cc sohc six, 80hp, 3 SU carbs, 4-speed, painted wire wheels, greyhound mascot, rear-mounted spare, Smiths gauges, suicide doors. – Originally the works demonstrator, tested in Autocar magazine and entered in the RAC Rally. Restored from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s. Light scratching behind the seats but the paint is mostly gorgeous if somewhat older. Good, lightly worn restored interior. Tidy and restored underneath with light road wear. A remarkably rare, and equally remarkably attractive, car in restored but lightly aged condition with extensive exposure at concours, events and in print. – This AC is better than might be expected after a restoration that stretched over a decade and its history is impressive. Even at the low estimate it wouldn’t be the most expensive AC 16/80 ever although it may be the most celebrated and the vendor’s decision to keep at this bid is understandable.
Lot # 234 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Duetto Spider; S/N ARO1676055348; White,/Red; Black cloth top; Estimate $33,647 – $43,617; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,286 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $33,679. – Steel wheels and hub caps, Cinturato tires, boot cover, Pioneer CD stereo. – Lightly wrinkled seats and the gauges are a bit cloudy, but the interior has been mostly restored. Dull, lightly scratched bumpers. Some dirt behind the headlight covers. Lightly scratched door handles. Slightly uneven gaps. Decent repaint. Cosmetically restored and got a rebuilt engine last year, but on a budget. A rare right-hand drive model and better than an average driver quality Spider, but not by much. – The 1969 Alfa Spider has the desirable combination of more attractive ‘Round Tail’ bodywork and more powerful 1750 engine, although this example carries a correct replacement 1750. Given that last note and this example’s less than stellar condition it was lucky to sell for as much as it did, but people shopping for a right-hand drive example can’t always be picky.
Lot # 236 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Coupe; S/N DB4264R; Engine # 370415; Silver Birch,/Burgundy leather; Estimate $299,088 – $348,936; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $286,626 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $329,620. – RHD. Painted wire wheels, Vredestein tires, woodrim steering wheel. – Originally green over red and fitted with a replacement engine at the factory in 1962. Repainted in 2004 and the engine was rebuilt in 2016. Currently registered in Sweden. Dirt and discoloration on the grille. Discoloration on the right headlight bezel. Tired chrome otherwise. Tidy and restored but lightly used engine bay. A few chips on the nose but mostly sound older paint. Lightly scratched window glass. Good, lightly worn mostly original interior. Scuff at the bottom of the right A-pillar. Engine rebuilt in 2016. Needs nothing to go out and enjoy on a Sunday afternoon or a vintage rally, but not much better than driver condition. – Appropriately estimated and equally appropriately bought although by U.S. standards this is a minimal price reflecting at least in part the current weakness of the GB Pound. It was offered by Bonhams at its Aston Martin sale in May 2004 with an estimate of £50-55,000 ($89-98,000 at the time) but did not sell. Today’s result, by comparison, is £265,400 following the repaint and engine rebuild.
Lot # 237 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Short Chassis Spider, Body after Touring; S/N 813219; Engine # 823203; Dark Red,/Red leather piped in Tan; Estimate $498,480 – $560,790; Rebodied or re-created, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $442,401 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $508,761. – RHD. Chrome spoke wire wheels, suicide doors, enclosed rear-mounted spare, Jaeger gauges, bright sill molding, semi-enclosed rear wheel skirts, wind wings. – A short wheelbase saloon when new, then rebodied in the 1980s in the style of Touring and painted blue. It then spent time both the Bill Jacobs and Gene Ponder collections. There are some light scratches in the body side trim. The windshield is delaminating at the bottom. Shiny but older paint with a large crack above the left front wheel. Restored underneath, but not to show car standards and the masking for the paint in the wheel wells wasn’t quite even. Lightly wrinkled seats but mostly excellent interior. Light blistering behind the passenger’s door. Stylistically the bright lower body molding is a bit garish but still an attractive car with commanding presence, but there are plenty of things to notice up close. – Sold by RM from Gene Ponder’s collection in 2007 for a whopping $924,000 (£460,000 at the time), then at Arizona in 2013 for $440,000 (£277,100 at the time.) This result is £408,250 so despite the ups and downs of the Pound and the dollar it has held its value reasonably well, particularly consistently in dollars (after outlier result at the Ponder sale), and is a realistic value at this result.
Lot # 239 1936 SS Jaguar 1 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 247848; White, Dark Blue roof and fenders/Blue-Grey leather; Estimate $99,696 – $124,620; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $102,188. – RHD.2,143cc/53hp, chrome wire wheels, Excelsior tires, enclosed rear-mounted spare, landau bars, semaphores, wood dash and window trim. – Good older but not show quality paint. A few blemishes in the brightwork and discoloration at the bases of the wheel spokes. Tidy engine bay. Excellent fresh leather with no wrinkles. Very clean chassis. Not nearly as famous, desirable or pretty as an SS100, but this coupe version certainly has its charm, not to mention rarity. Restored a while ago and lightly used since. – Sold by RM from the Aalholm Museum in 2012 under chassis number 193467 for $83,287 (£53,100 at the time) well in need of attention after long museum display. Then reported sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting in April of this year for $119,692 (£92,000 at the time) using s/n 193467 but apparently unwound and was remarketed here at close to the same result, but didn’t sell even though the reported high bid is £2,000 over the low estimate. A sale-resistant car.
Lot # 241 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe; S/N DB4GT0161R; Engine # 3700182GT; Green/Black leather; Estimate $2,741,640 – $3,489,360; Older restoration, 2- condition; Reserve; Reported sold but not confirmed $0 plus commission of; Final Price. – RHD. 3670/306hp, triple Webers, wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel. – One of 45 right-hand drive DB4 GTs. Used as a factory demonstrator then sold to speed record driver Donald Campbell in 1961. Engine replaced in the 60’s or early 70’s with the present 370/0182/GT engine once in DB4GT Zagato “1 VEV”. Raced and displayed through the 1980’s, restored from 1995-2001 in Switzerland. Lightly wrinkled seats, but otherwise looks like a fresher restoration than 20 years old and clearly pampered. – Displayed on-site but reported sold pre-auction for an undisclosed amount “over the low estimate” and not bid. Taking Bonhams at their word a near low estimate price would be reasonable for this DB4 GT’s condition and its replacement engine (even one from that comes from “1 VEV”.)
Lot # 243 1957 Rochdale GT Coupe; S/N C947951; Green, Red nose/Black; Estimate $37,386 – $49,848; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,416 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $31,529. – RHD. 1.5-liter 140-hp Climax FWB engine, Ford chassis, roll cage, straight-cut close ratio gears, limited-slip, painted wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, front disc brakes from a Lotus 11, hood pins, fiberglass body, side exhaust, woodrim steering wheel, Rally gauges, Halda Speedpilot, Heuer Monte Carlo timer, Speedwell gauges, aluminum door panels. – Semi-space frame chassis based on Ford rails, Austin Metro five-link rear axle, independent front end. A game little bolide with covered headlights, semi-fastback body and a proper oval grille. Restored from barn find condition in 2007-12. Set up for racing and ran at the Goodwood Revival in 2013. Decent old paint. Tidy interior. Oxidation around the front brake, but the underbody was restored and still looks tidy. Very rare and it has its charm, but more quirky than beautiful. A nifty and probably very quick little car that will be a standout due to its rarity if for nothing else on any historic race grid. – Little known outside of the UK, Rochdale built small fiberglass sports cars until the early 1970s. The GT, sold as a kit, mostly went onto English Ford chassis and was Rochdale’s most prolific model with an estimated 1,350 sold, although Bonhams claims less than 80 are left. There’s no cheap way to go historic racing, especially at the high-profile venues, but were it to go back to Goodwood this would be one of the more affordable ways to get on the grid and the specifications and workmanship are reassuring.
Lot # 245 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider; S/N ZFFYT53C000132519; Red,/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $74,772 – $112,158; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,295 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $77,389. – RHD. P Zero tires, red calipers, Scuderia shields, 6-Speed. – Long, light scratch on the hood and several rock chips on the nose. Detail scratches in the paint otherwise. Light wrinkles in the top. Light wrinkles in the driver’s seat and light wear on the steering wheel. The open gate shifter between the seats makes this car inherently desirable, but otherwise it’s just an unremarkable used Ferrari with 32,412 miles. – Bought reasonably enough for its miles and used condition with no discernable premium for the 6-speed.
Lot # 246 1959 Austin Mini Seven 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N AA2S73608; Tartan Red,/Red, Gray; Estimate $31,155 – $43,617; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,155 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $35,828. – RHD. Hub caps. – Very good newer seats and carpets plus a freshly painted dash, but the steering wheel and switchgear are original and worn. Very light pitting on the window frames. Good relatively recent repaint in its original Tartan Red. Recently restored underneath. Slightly uneven door gaps. A handsome first year Mini delivered to its first owner two months after the Mini’s introduction, redone recently to high standards while retaining much of its originality including the original upholstery. – Of the two 1959 Minis at this auction, this car presents only a little bit better but brought a massive difference in price. First-year Minis this good are relatively rare, but this is still an 850 Mini sold at a result that stretches into Cooper territory. After 43 years in storage partially disassembled and before its restoration, it sold for $19,095 (£18,975 at the time) at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale in 2017 where it was cataloged by its engine number 198043. The result here reflects its very early production origin and the careful restoration preserving many of its original features.
Lot # 247 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N S669125; Dark Green,/Dark Green leather; Estimate $186,930 – $249,240; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $144,487 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $166,160. – RHD. Modified (as might be expected) with 2″ SU carbs, D-type cams, 9:1 compression, later gearbox (original included), painted wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, driving lights, leather hood strap, fire bottle. – Good but older paint and chrome. Tiny scratch on the nose and a small blemish on the passenger’s door. Light but noticeable wear on the seats, and the interior wood is a bit tired. Light road wear and oxidation underneath. Bought new by future Saloon Car champion and Le Mans driver Jack Sears with period history at the RAC Rally, Goodwood, Snetterton and several hill climbs. It doesn’t look to have ever been fully taken apart and restored, but it appears in good working order and ready to tackle more historic driving events. – Sold by Coys at London in December 2003 for $57,589 (£34,111 at the time) before the most recent engine rebuild and sixteen years of enthusiast upkeep. A significant XK 120 with good period racing history in the U.K., in good enough well-preserved condition to warrant a meaningful premium in this post-block transaction.
Lot # 249 1960 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N T825242DN; Engine # VAS1191-9; Sherwood Green,/Biscuit leather; Estimate $149,544 – $186,930; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,722 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $110,081. – RHD. 3,781/265hp engine, overdrive, chrome wire wheels, Blockley tires, Lucas driving lights, Motorola radio, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel. – Number 79 of just of 115 right-hand drive 3.8-liter S-spec coupes. In a museum in Austria for most of the past 20 years. Shiny but lightly lime peeled paint. Good older chrome. Mostly original interior with light wear on the seats, carpets and steering wheel. Tidy underneath with light restoration work, though it has probably never been fully taken apart. A mostly good, carefully kept car let down by a substandard repaint. It’s still a solid driver that will be great for events, plus it’s a desirable 3.8 Litre S-spec car. – The triple-carb 3.8-liter S was the highest-output available in the XK150 and went on to power the first E-Types. This one has a few issues but its rare combination of engine and right-hand drive should endear it to any British Jag enthusiast. That was not to be, however, and despite there being a reserve the seller surprisingly let it go at this modest number in a post-block transaction. To put things into perspective, the same car sold for £186,300 ($251,598 at the time) at a Bonhams sale in London two years ago and was bid to £120,000 ($156,120) at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale this April, today’s successful all-in price being only £88,333. It is a surprisingly good value at this price in the home market.
Lot # 250 1964 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe, Body by Mulliner Park Ward; S/N BC130XC; Astral Blue,/Gray leather; Estimate $199,392 – $224,316; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $180,699. – RHD. Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, dual wing mirrors, Flying B hood ornament, Lucas driving lights, boot cover, badge bar, factory radio, build sheet documented. – The chrome is a little dull and there are scratches on the front bumper. Small chips here and there as well as a large bubble below the right side of the hood and orange peel on the right A-pillar. Small ding on the right body side trim. Significant wear to the seats both front and back. Decent interior wood. Scratched windshield frame. Regularly serviced but never restored, used but not babied. – The British enthusiasts at Goodwood this weekend weren’t very enthusiastic, at least when it came to reaching into their pockets. While this result was weak, with the pound at $1.25 it looks even weaker when expressed in US$. This bid was responsible if on the cheap side of respectable.
Lot # 251 1971 Lotus Elan Sprint Drophead Coupe; S/N 7109210484G; Yellow, White/Black vinyl; Black cloth top; Estimate $34,894 – $42,371; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $29,909. – Centerlock wheels, trim rings, Philips cassette stereo, tonneau cover, wood shift knob. – Represented as a three-owner car, and built from new from a kit rather than purchased as assembled from Lotus, which was a common offering at the time among British sports car makers to avoid the tax on fully assembled cars. The car has tired, possibly original paint with severe cracking on the nose and a large crack on the right headlight as well as chips around the hood. The bumpers look very dull. Chips on the top frame with surface rust poking through. Good, partially redone interior, but the dash has the usual cracking in the finish. Pitted trim rings and tired paint on the wheels. Lots of oxidation underneath but no major rot. Used and used regularly, but never abused and consistently maintained. A desirably configured and charming Elan that is usable as is (but barely), or would make a straightforward project. – The Elan is one of the best driver’s cars ever built, but old Lotuses are famously fragile and although this one isn’t bad, it is tired and the Goodwood bidders weren’t charmed by its originality. That said, they weren’t unfair in their bidding, either.
Lot # 252 1956 Austin-Healey 100/M Le Mans Roadster; S/N BN2L230924; White, Blue/Dark Blue piped in White; Dark Blue vinyl top; Estimate $68,541 – $81,003; Older restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $68,541 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $78,822. – RHD. White painted wire wheels, Michelin XAS tires, banjo steering wheel, overdrive, FIVA card. – Converted much later to M specifications rather than built that way at the factory, and converted to right-hand drive. Sound but older paint and chrome. Scratched and dull windshield frame, but the hood strap looks brand new. The door trim is scratched and dinged as well. Wrinkled seats with the driver’s outer bolster worn through in spots. Dirty wheels. Older restored underneath. More at home on a tour than on a show field. – This car is cleaner than it was in 2018, when Bonhams sold on this side of the pond in Scottsdale for $39,600. The better overall condition, the right-hand drive that makes it more usable on UK roads explain much of the difference in price, but in this case the extra M goodies like the louvered hood and cold air box attracted extra money as well. This is half the value of a factory 100/M, but double the value of the standard 100 from which it was made and the latter is generous.
Lot # 253 1961 Jaguar XKE Semi-Lightweight Replica Roadster; S/N 850007; Opalescent Dark Blue,/Black; Estimate $747,720 – $934,650; Competition restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $473,556. – RHD. Triple Webers, centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, Plexi windows, roll cage, Sparco driver’s seat, Sabelt harness, hardtop, extensively documented and comes with many original parts replaced during restoration and upgrading. – One of the first batch of seven competition E-Types that featured higher compression, lightened flywheel and close-ratio gears. Used as a spare car for John Coombs’ team, and only raced once at Snetterton in 1961 to a DNF. Then competition restored from a dilapidated state in the early 2000s in the present highly modified Semi-Lightweight configuration and regularly used in historic racing. The engine is not original to the car. Big crack in the driver’s window. Dirt behind the headlight covers. Track scratches in the passenger’s window. Worn interior. No serious battle scars from competition, but this is a race car and has been used as such. It’s attractive, fast, competitive and desirable, especially for someone who wants to take on high level historic racing. – This was a famous, early factory-built competition E-Type but its restoration and conversion into a highly competitive Semi-Lightweight Replica has robbed it of its connection with its past and it is today exactly what it looks like: a modern-build outside bonnet latch historic race car. The Goodwood Revival bidders recognized it for what it is and accordingly hedged their bidding. There is a vast gulf between the expectations expressed in the £600-750,000 ($748,000-$935,000) estimate and how contemporary bidders see it, a lesson for the consignor.
Lot # 254 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFAA17B000087522; Rosso Corsa,/Beige leather; Estimate $74,772 – $112,158; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $109,666 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $126,115. – Alloy wheels, Pilot Sport tires, tools and manuals. – Light scratch and a few chips on the nose, but mostly sound original paint. Very good interior with very light wrinkling to the driver’s seat. Tidy underneath. Sold new in Italy and consistently maintained. A used Testarossa, but a lightly used one showing 26,354 believable km (16,376 miles represented as from new), and the included registration “ENZ 210” will make other British Ferrari fans jealous. – Given a recent dip in demand for Testarossas in the States, the soft results at this auction in general and the fact that this is a left-hand drive car in good but not exceptional condition in an RHD environment, it brought a surprisingly high price that gives the seller cause for celebration.
Lot # 256 1950 Healey-Jaguar Silverstone Roadster; S/N D48; British Racing Green,/Brown leather; Estimate $174,468 – $224,316; Competition restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $155,775. – RHD. 3.8-liter Jaguar XK engine, triple Webers, 275hp, 5-speed, aluminum radiator, Dunlop centerlock alloy wheels, Blockley tires, Brooklands screens, dual mirrors, side exhaust, woodrim steering wheel, fire system – Repainted fenders, but the body has cracks and creases in the paint everywhere. Tidy but run engine bay. Worn seats,. Road wear underneath but nothing too serious. A very rare, interesting and cool car even if it isn’t exactly as how it left the factory. A repaint (even a cheap one) wouldn’t be a bad idea, but underneath the car has enjoyed an engine rebuild in 2000 and further mechanical work throughout the 2000s. Originally raced throughout the UK in the early 1950’s as a factory Riley-engined car before the installation of a Jag XK six in 1959 and a later Jag Mk 2 disc brake rear axle and a career of sprints and hill climbs in the 1960s. – A highly developed vintage race car that has had most of the attention and money poured into its performance while being consistently maintained in presentable if aged cosmetic condition. It would be unreasonable to argue with the seller’s decision to keep it at the reported high bid here, but finding more is not going to be easy, either.
Lot # 257 1965 Wolverine LD65 Chevrolet Race Car; S/N LD6501; White,/Black; Estimate $99,696 – $112,158; Competition car, original as-raced, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $87,234 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $100,319. – RHD. Small-block V8, four Webers, cast magnesium wheels, Dunlop tires, McKee 4-speed, comes with original drawings signed by Anderson. – Built by Lee Dykstra and George Anderson. Raced at the very first Can-Am event at Mont Tremblant in 1966 by Jerry Hansen, finishing in 20th, and won an SCCA event at Greenwood. Retired from competition after 1966 then restored for historic racing within the past 10 years and run at Goodwood and displayed at Monterey. Numerous scuffs and cracks in paint that was never high quality to begin with, but it is a race car after all. Not successful in period, but since restored for competition and regularly used with a Ted Wenz engine rebuild. It’s proven rather than worn out, and still ready for future Revivals or other top notch historic events. – The early Can-Am history is a meaningful look back into how the famed series started out with many homebuilt (but imaginatively designed) cars. It was never competitive with Lolas, not to mention McLarens, but its history will give it entree into many important Can-Am and even USRRC events and for that alone it is a realistic value at this result in dollars, if less so in pounds.
Lot # 258 1974 Jensen Interceptor III Coupe; S/N 9710; Blue,/Tan; Estimate $24,924 – $37,386; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,386 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $42,994. – RHD. 440/230hp, automatic, leather-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, modern Alpine stereo. – Curb rash on the wheels. Numerous scratches on the nose and around the hood. Crack in front of the driver’s door. Severely pitted door handles. Several long, deep scratches in the rear glass. The windshield is delaminating in a few spots. Light wrinkling in the seats and worn switchgear, but the inside of the car looks considerably better than the outside. The chassis looks like it got a quick undercoating at some point. Dry, cracked weather stripping. Although it is represented with extensive mechanical servicing since 2014 and there are worse Interceptors out there, this one is hardly presentable. Peter Phillips Collection. – Interceptors are a well-appointed, comfortable and handsome GT cars, and even the later less powerful cars are fast. That combination apparently carries more weight in the UK and Interceptors are worth more here, but this is still an expensive result for a car with lots of issues, and even reached Bonhams high estimate, something that was highly unusual today. It’s a lot of luxurious high speed automobile, but it also needs a lot.
Lot # 261 2010 Bentley Brooklands Coupe; S/N SCBCC42M5ACH00552; Peacock Blue,/Cream leather piped in Dark Blue; Estimate $112,158 – $162,006; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $134,590 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $154,778. – RHD. 6,750cc/530hp twin turbo V8, automatic, Flying B mascot, walnut trim, reversing camera, navigation, alloy wheels. – Represented with 7,311 miles and looks nearly showroom fresh, but it would almost be more surprising if it wasn’t. Peter Phillips Collection. – Seriously distinctive with enough power to keep up with pretty much everything on the road save a few supercars and do so in supreme comfort, luxury and security. Finished with bespoke details specified by its original and only owner this is well less than half its original cost only nine years and 7,311 miles ago, a car that deserves to be driven enthusiastically.
Lot # 263 1991 Aston Martin Lagonda S4 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N SCFDL01S1LTR13640; Royal Blue,/Cream leather piped in Dark Blue; Estimate $74,772 – $99,696; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $81,003 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $93,153. – RHD. Avon Turbospeed tires, Blaupunkt digital stereo, rear sunroof. – The sixth from last AM Lagonda built. A few small scratches on the front bumper but mostly good 2014 repaint. Light wrinkling on all the seats, and a small scuff on the left rear one. Attractive colors and mostly good condition, and showing 27,374 miles. All the electrics are claimed to work, but buying one of these is not for the faint of heart, even in its home country. Peter Phillips Collection. – Aston Martin offered the Lagonda from 1976 until 1990 but only sold 645 of the avant-garde luxury sedans, often to the nouveau riche. This is one of 106 S4 versions, which were the last of the series and are distinguished by more rounded corners and conventional headlights. The company had also sorted out many (but certainly not all) of this electronics-laden saloon’s problems by the time of the S4, but even though it was one of the most expensive cars in the world when it was new, these days the Lagonda’s reputation is that of an expensive to fix and often broken oddball. If this one’s electronics really do all work, that is something to be cherished, but this is nevertheless a realistic price for it.
Lot # 264 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante; S/N DB6MK2ZVC3754R; Midnight Blue,/Beige leather; Estimate $810,030 – $934,650; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $810,030 plus commission of 14.31%; Final Price $925,927. – RHD. Vantage specs with 3995/325hp six, triple Webers and ZF 5-speed, wire wheels, Avon tires, woodrim steering wheel, original radio, boot-mounted CD changer, boot cover. – Good older chrome. Good older paint aside from a few chips and a sizable scratch on the right front fender. Some light rash on the wheels. Light wrinkling to the seats but mostly clean interior. Tidy, older restored underbody. Originally silver over black and while it didn’t leave the factory as a Vantage-spec car, it was converted there in period. A used, but reasonably carefully used 20-year-old restoration, although like many of the cars from the Peter Phillips estate it hasn’t been driven on the road for the past 18 months. – This is an appropriate price in pounds, but the conversion to today’s much stronger US$ looks like a relative bargain, albeit not after taking the righthand steering wheel into account. This is a realistic result for both the buyer and the seller.
Lot # 265 1956 Jaguar XK 140 Drophead Coupe; S/N 807358; British Racing Green,/Cream leather; Estimate $112,158 – $162,006; Modified restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $134,590 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $154,778. – RHD. Chrome wire wheels, Vredestein tires, Lucas driving lights, dual mirrors, cloth boot cover, burl wood dash, 4-spoke Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel. Also fitted with Wilwood brakes, 2-inch SU carbs, ported head, power steering, adjustable Spax shocks, aluminum radiator, lightened flywheel, overdrive, high output alternator and stainless exhaust. – Good, lightly worn restored interior. The wheels are a little dirty. Very attractive paint other than a small blister near the right headlight. Light dirt and oxidation underneath. A great 20-footer, and a rare body style. Restored in 2001 and fitted with upgrades that are plentiful but still tasteful and only make the car more usable. Peter Phillips Collection. – In the hierarchy of XK 140 values the Drophead with its more spacious cabin and (very) occasional rear seat slots in above the Fixed Head Coupe but below the Roadster. The XK 140 is also a lot rarer than one might think in its home country. The vast majority were exported, and less than 500 of the nearly 2800 Dropheads built were right-hand drive. The Goodwood bidders recognized this car for the attractive, usable, rare driver that it is and forgave its numerous departures from factory correctness. It sold for within its estimate range, and in the context of this auction that’s a win.
Lot # 267 1990 Aston Martin V8 Volante; S/N 15837; Balmoral Green,/Cream leather piped in Dark Green; Black top; Estimate $137,082 – $186,930; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,775 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $179,141. – 5340/309hp, automatic, Vantage alloy wheels, Michelin tires, boot cover, cassette stereo, fitted luggage, fog lights. – Good chrome. A few tiny chips on the front bumper and fenders. Significant blistering in the paint below the right side of the windshield. Scratching and discoloration in the paint above the windshield. Significant wrinkling and discoloration on the seats and boot cover. The rear bumperettes don’t fit tightly. Tidy underneath. Looks very clean from a short distance, but all things considered it’s a driver. Represented with 27,000 miles, but the odometer shows 32,672. Peter Phillips Collection. – One of the last cars out of the Aston Martin V8 series that stretched all the way back to the end of the 1960s, this car is distinguished from earlier V8s by its fuel injection and lack of a hood bulge. Later V8s are rare anywhere, and this one was appropriately discounted for its wear, age and mileage.
Lot # 268 1998 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe; S/N SCFDAM253WBR70199; Dark Blue Metallic,/Cream leather piped in Dark Blue; Estimate $137,082 – $186,930; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $149,544 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $171,976. – 5340/550hp V8 with dual Eaton superchargers, 6-speed, alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, Alpine CD stereo. – A few tiny, tiny rock chips on the nose. Good original paint otherwise that corresponds with the age and 38,138 miles showing. Very good, lightly worn interior. A solid, muscular late `90s Aston from when the cars still looked like American muscle cars screwed together by Bentley. This probably isn’t the world’s best example, but it’s a good, regularly serviced one nonetheless. Peter Phillips Collection. – While certainly no lightweight at over two tons, the twin-supercharged Vantage belted out 550 horsepower (and 555 lb-ft of torque) at a time when Lamborghinis, Vipers and 911 Turbos made do with well under 500. The Aston even had the 515-hp Ferrari F50 beat, but period road testers called the Vantage unpredictable and scary to drive, so despite its massive output it was far from the gold standard for GT cars. And like most modern Astons, it’s worth far less than it was when it was new. The original invoice on this car, for example, was an eye-watering £205,649 while it brought an all-in price of £138,000 here, but in today’s market this result is realistic and falls right into Bonhams’ reasonable presale estimate range.
Lot # 270 2016 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Roadster; S/N SAJAC7047GMK27584; Green, White accents/Black; Estimate $137,082 – $162,006; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $112,158. – RHD. 5 liter/567hp, 8-speed automanual, electronic differential, carbon ceramic brakes, stability control, Yellow calipers, wing – One of just 250 built in total and just 80 reserved for the UK market. Represented with 7,000 miles all in the hands of Jaguar dealer Sturgess of Leicester. Small scratch on the front splitter and two small chips out of the clear coat on the nose. Otherwise looks like a new car, as it should. – Other Project 7s have sold for over $140,000 at US auctions and Gooding & Company even sold a 50-mile example in Pebble Beach last year for $198,000. The seller here should get some street cred for actually enjoying the 575-hp blown V8 and wind-in-the-hair motoring for more than a few trips around the block, but for those who view these rare cars as instant collectibles those 7,000 miles on the odometer are a major impediment to value and the Goodwood bidders were turned off by them with this disappointing result.
Lot # 271 1976 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Coupe; S/N GCATSL86849; Red, White/Black; Estimate $84,742 – $93,465; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,340 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $60,191. – 2.0-liter, 152-hp sohc Pinto engine with dual 44IDF Webers, 4.63:1 ZF limited slip, 4-speed Rocket gearbox, Yokohama tires, Bosch rally lights, mud flaps, hood pins, Cobra seats with harnesses, roll cage, full rally equipment including RaliTripp computer, competition history file since new. – Good fresh paint. Lightly worn interior. Light dirt underneath but nothing serious. Campaigned by Ford Finland in period to several podium finishes with drivers Timo Makinen, Antero Laine, Lasse Lampi and Kyosti Hamalainen. Then rebuilt in 2010 and won the Finnish Historic Rally Championship in 2011 and 2012. Looks ready to tackle serious historic rallying, but doesn’t look like it has tackled much of it yet despite the two Finnish series championships. Quite fresh, and quite cool. – Complete and done right, comprehensively equipped even to the driver-navigator intercom wiring, while it doesn’t appear to have been seriously used in some time it is so meticulously prepared and presented that it promises to go back on historic rally trails with little effort beyond careful inspection and safety checks. More fun to drive than many other cars, especially at this price, a great value in this transaction.
Lot # 272 1959 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, Body by Reutter; S/N 152555; Ivory,/Black; Black cloth top; Estimate $149,544 – $174,468; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $134,590 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $154,778. – RHD. Chrome hub caps, Michelin XZX tires, boot cover, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, gold brightwork, replacement engine (original included.) – The right headlight bezel is scratched and beat up, but the left one is fine. Light pitting in the vents on the nose. Good older paint. Light pitting on the window trim. Very good upholstery with almost no wear. Newer carpets. Heavily worn steering wheel and shift knob. Represented as restored from 2014-18, but it looks older and more worn. It also carries a replacement engine currently, but the original (in unknown condition) is included. The inconsistent presentation is a little disappointing, but it’s a perfectly usable open 356 in rare, desirable right-hand drive and among the first 356Bs built. – In dollars this result is a lot to pay for an indifferently presented 356B Cabriolet with a replacement engine, but in today’s weak pre-Brexit pounds it must be absolutely staggering. An original righthand drive example sold in the British market adds some significant appeal to local bidders, but this is still a generous result.
Lot # 273 1970 Intermeccanica Italia Convertible; S/N IM59254314; Red,/Black; Black cloth top; Estimate $124,620 – $186,930; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $105,927. – 5.7-liter Ford V8, 4-speed, wire wheels, Hankook tires, dual mirrors, Nardi leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, aftermarket stereo. – Dull grille. Good older chrome. Decent older paint. Small crack at the front of the hood. Tiny chip in the windshield. The interior is a little dirty and the steering wheel looks tired. Light oxidation around the brakes and light road wear underneath. Restored at an unknown date, then fully serviced last year. It’s an unremarkably driver condition-wise, but also an inherently interesting Italian-American hybrid that will grab attention regardless of its condition. – With near-Ferrari levels of style and performance, the Intermeccanica Italia would be worth a lot more money if there was a vowel-heavy Modenese powertrain under the hood instead of a Ford 351 Windsor. That makes them a tempting value, and this reported high bid isn’t as low as it seems for something as exotic and rare as an Intermeccanica. It could have gone to a new home at this bid, especially since it looks weaker in the relatively strong US$.
Lot # 276 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 13435; Blu Dino,/Beige, Black leather; Estimate $560,790 – $685,410; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $474,098 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $545,213. – RHD. Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Ansa exhaust, woodrim steering wheel, fixed headlights, Classiche certified. – One of just 158 right-hand drive Daytonas and represented as matching numbers. Clean engine bay with almost no use. Decent older paint, with blistering at the front edge of the passenger’s door. Good fully restored interior with clean dash top. Oxidation near the wheel hubs. Originally sold to the British School of Motoring for its high performance course and used there for two years. A solid Daytona in unusual but enticing colors restored some time ago and showing the restoration’s age. – Offered at RM’s London auction a year ago where the bid was $677,408, then by Bonhams at Bond Street in December with a $625,828 high bid. Those were respectively £525,000 and £490,000. The trend was clearly evident by the time this Daytona got to Goodwood, but no one would have foreseen this post-block concluded result on an effective hammer bid of £380,435 and final price of £437,500 pounds that converts to a modest result in US$ with no bump for being RHD in the UK market. It’s an exaggeration of the Daytona market’s decline over the past twelve months.
Lot # 277 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 18153; Rosso Chiaro, Black/Black leather; Estimate $274,164 – $348,936; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $267,933 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $308,123. – RHD. Cromodora centerlock wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Ansa exhaust, Daytona-style seats, Momo steering wheel, pushbutton radio, books, tools, Ferrari Classiche certified. – The black body lower body paint looks new, and the red part also looks fresh and blemish-free but there is orange peel on the headlight doors. Clean original interior with light wear to the switchgear and leather that matches both the age and the 43,726 miles represented as being from new. Clean and lightly restored underneath. A very rare early Boxer Ferrari, one of 367 built and only 84 delivered in the UK, with significant but reasonable miles on it and a sympathetic older restoration. – Sold by Brooks Auctioneers at Olympia in 1992 for $121,098. That was £61,900 against this result of £247,250, but it has been restored since the 1992 transaction. This result is a reasonable price in the UK although it appears to be a better deal in today’s relatively strong US$.
Lot # 278 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ93ZJS000542; Venetian Blue,/Dark Blue leather; Estimate $87,234 – $112,158; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $62,310 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $71,657. – RHD. Black painted Fuchs wheels, Pirelli P6000 tires, sunroof, Momo steering wheel, aftermarket stereo, full service history, original owner’s manual, service book and spare wheel. – Represented as 88,747 miles from new. Some of the exterior plastic is dull. A few small scratches in the paint, and the back of the hood has some detail swirling. Some paint is coming off the lug nuts as well. Lightly wrinkled seats, and significant wear on the steering wheel rim. Tidy and maintained underneath. Represented as a recent restoration, but the work was on a budget and not to factory-fresh standards. – 930 prices have been sliding since their peak at the height of Porsche-mania in 2015, and although best-in-the-world low mileage examples still command strong money, flawed ones like this car struggle to find buyers willing to drop serious coin on them. That’s the case in the American market, anyway, and it appears to be a similar case on the other side of the pond as this was a surprisingly low no reserve result following a no-sale high bid at the Festival of Speed two months ago of $100,048 (£80,000 against a successful hammer bid of £50,000 in this transaction.)
Lot # 281 2009 KTM X-Bow Roadster; S/N VBKABRAA590000332; Orange,/Black; Estimate $49,848 – $56,079; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $39,878. – RHD. 2.0-liter Audi turbo four with Stage 2 power upgrade for 280 hp (up from 237), 6-speed manual, carbon fiber fenders and tub. – A press car originally used for Top Gear and Evo magazine. Technically the seats are made by Recaro, but really they’re vaguely seat-shaped pieces of plastic laid onto the bulkhead. There is some wear on the wheel hubs and the tires don’t look like they have much life left. Small scuff on the front splitter and a few more scuffs on the body near the driver’s seat, probably because there’s no graceful way to get in and out of a X-Bow. A neat car with its exposed suspension and minimalist bodywork, but nobody would call this an attractive car. This one has also seen a track day or two, and been flogged by journalists, but then again hard driving is exactly what it was designed for. – The reported high bid here is a little over 10 grand less than this car’s original starting price in the UK. Given the wear and tear as well as the fact that that there are numerous newer, quicker, more hardcore track day toys out there to choose from these days, it seems like a fair offer.
Lot # 284 1970 Aston Martin DBS Vantage Coupe; S/N DBS5685R; Red,/Black leather; Estimate $149,544 – $186,930; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $134,590. – 4.0-liter, 325-hp six with triple Webers, 5-speed, wire wheels, Avon tires, leather-wrapped steering wheel, modern CD stereo. – Good older paint and chrome. The doors stick out at the bottom. Some hammer marks on the lobes of the wire wheels. Lightly scratched side glass. Good original interior with lightly worn and lightly cracked seats. Very clean and refurbished underneath. A rare, desirable car that has never been restored but gotten major attention. – An inadequate offer is an inadequate offer whether it’s in pounds or dollars, as this result indicates.
Lot # 285 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 Quattrovalvole Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N ZA9CA05A8JLA12269; Bianco Polo Park,/Black leather; Estimate $249,240 – $274,164; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $224,316 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $257,963. – 5.2-liter V12, Bosch fuel injection, OZ wheels, Pirelli tires, Ansa exhaust, Alpine cassette stereo, original tools and spare wheel. – Small crack on the nose and a small chip on the engine cover, but mostly very good repaint. The wheels look a bit aged despite being recently refurbished. Lightly faded gauges and lightly wrinkled original seats. In a museum from 1995 to 2016, then refurbished and repainted. A well-cared for, lightly aged late Countach showing 34,396 claimed original km. – This car sold for $297,000 at Bonhams Scottsdale 2016 (£207,000 at the time, exactly the same as the all-in price here.) It has gotten a repaint and been driven just 76 km since then, but late Countach prices were at their peak in 2016 and have softened significantly in the past three years making this a realistic result.
Lot # 286 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR1012000415; Red,/Gray, Red; Estimate $93,465 – $105,927; Older restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $68,541. – 1290/100hp, 5-speed, steel wheels and hub caps, woodrim steering wheel, digital rally timer, fire bottle, FIVA card. – Tired chrome. Dull, detail scratched paint. Two large chips on the tail, and a large section of the rear bumper has metallic-colored duct tape crudely stuck over it. Good, lightly worn interior. Light dirt and grime underneath. A little paint chipping off the wheels. Clearly used as a vintage rally car and would need serious attention, at least cosmetic attention, to do anything else with it. – The Bertone-bodied Sprint Speciale is a beautiful car in almost any condition, but when it comes to actually buying one, a car this rough around the edges just isn’t as tempting. The Goodwood bidders agreed as this far below low estimate bid shows. The seller needs to rethink the value, or spend some needed money and time on refurbishment, in today’s soft Sprint Speciale market
Lot # 288 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N S680236; British Racing Green,/Tan leather; Estimate $74,772 – $99,696; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $66,049 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $75,956. – Painted wire wheels, Michelin X tires, dual wing mirrors. – Decent older paint with orange peel on the tail and roof. Older chrome with pitting on the headlight bezels. Dull grille. Uneven door gaps. Tired but presentable interior wood and lightly worn steering wheel, but otherwise good interior. Older restored underneath. Imported to the UK last year from the US, which was by far the largest market for XKs. A solid driver or event car. – An attractive driver bought at a fair, appropriate price. There was seemingly no discount for the left-hand drive, but British buyers can’t be picky when it comes to that sort of thing since of the 2700 or so XK 120 coupes built, just 195 of them were right-hand drive and many of those were also exported.
Lot # 295 1959 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite Roadster; S/N AN526435; Red, Red hardtop/Black; Estimate $22,432 – $27,416; Competition car, original as-raced, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $18,693.. – 960cc A-Series four with Shorrock supercharger, smooth case gearbox, lightened flywheel, painted wire wheels, hardtop, Rally lights, roll cage, Sebring seats, Sabelt harnesses, Momo-Lita woodrim steering wheel, front disc brakes. – Older repaint with some small chips and cracks throughout from competition. Severe paint cracking on the hardtop. Paint is chipping off the wheels, but not badly. Tidy interior. Light dirt and oxidation underneath. A nifty, desirable small bore racing car with the usual battle scars from historic rallying over the years, including at the Monte Carlo Historique and Liège-Rome-Liège. That said, it doesn’t have any period race history to speak of. – The Sebring Sprite was a lightly modified version of the standard car introduced after similarly tweaked cars swept their class at Sebring, hence the name, and a supercharger kit was offered after Healey used blown Sprites to go for class records at Bonneville. Sebring Sprites wore a variety of coupe and roadster bodies, some of them quite graceful despite the small proportions. this one is a neat and usable little car, but it has reportedly been shopped around on the private market for some time and its trip to auction was another unsuccessful attempt to get it to a new home. It is currently back online with an asking price of 27,500 GBP, so there is clearly a big gap between what the market wants to pay as evidenced by the £15,000 bid here and what the seller wants to get paid.
Lot # 296 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 30867S113501; Engine # SDRE147; Yellow,/Black vinyl; Black top; Estimate $68,541 – $81,003; Older restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $59,818 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $68,790. – Restamped engine block with casting number 3970010, a 1969-74 350, but who knows? Single 4-barrel, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, tube headers, American Racing wheels, Radial T/A tires, front disc brakes, modern cassette stereo, woodrim steering wheel. – Not an entirely correct car, from the brakes to the upholstery to the bright yellow paint color, but it is attractive. Cracks around the faux hood vents and the headlight doors. Good chrome. Scuffs and cracks below the windshield. Some light chips around the doors. Clean restored interior with clear switchgear and bright gauges. Older restored underneath. An unremarkable C2 for the most part, but it looks more than good enough to tool around in and it’s certainly a standout on any British road. – Anyone who has been to a few Mecum or Barrett-Jackson auctions has seen more C2 Corvettes than they would ever know what to do with. In the UK, though, these cars border on the exotic. Here in the States, purists or serious collectors probably wouldn’t give this car much attention and wouldn’t pay this kind of money for it, but since a bright yellow Sting Ray is much more of a novelty in England, this result seems realistic.
Lot # 298 1959 Jaguar Mk I 3.4 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N S990633DN; British Racing Green,/Brown leather; Estimate $49,848 – $62,310; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,848 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $57,325. – RHD. 2-inch SU carbs, ported head and manifold, D-Type camshafts, headers, painted wire wheels, Vredestein tires, Lucas driving and fog light, badge bar, dual sport mirrors, 4-speed with overdrive, disc brakes, woodrim steering wheel, Motorola radio, power steering, Koni dampers, four-wheel disc brakes. – Decent older respray with light orange peel on the A-pillars and below the windshield. Chips around the edges of the hood, and a handful of blemishes throughout the rest of the body. Erratic door gaps. Decent older chrome. Worn, cracked seats front and back. Decent interior wood. Light road wear underneath. Restored in the 1990s to emulate F1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn’s Mk I. It would make a great event car as it sits, although new paint and leather would make an enormous difference in how it presents. – Large postwar Jag sedans don’t exactly look sporty, but seeing them lumber through corners and get sideways at Goodwood looks like an absolute blast, and let’s not forget they have a Le Mans-winning engine under the hood. This one will be a rewarding car whatever the new owner decides to do with it, and this was a fair price. It previously sold for £51,750 at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale in 2015 contrasted with its £46,000 all-in price here.
Lot # 301 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 GT Junior Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N AR1291049; Red,/Black; Estimate $18,693 – $24,924; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,416 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $31,529. – RHD. 1290cc/103hp engine, dual Webers, 5-speed, steel wheels with hub caps, Firestone tires, dual mirrors. – Dull chrome. Small scuff and two cracks on the left side of the nose, and the paint is a little tired otherwise. Scratched door handles. Older replacement seat covers. The rest of the interior looks original but good. Uneven fit on the trunk lid. Lightly refurbished underneath with new exhaust, shocks, alternator and hoses. A driver-quality GT 1300 Junior, originally sold in South Africa and in rare right-hand drive. – Introduced as an entry-level Alfa coupe below the 1600cc Giulia GTV, the 1300 Junior still got a lively, rev-happy Alfa Twin Cam. It was just a smaller one, allowing buyers to avoid taxes on larger-engined cars. And like the GTV, it’s a lovely car both to drive and to look at but depending on condition is worth about half as much. The result here took this car’s wear and tear into account, but also its rare and desirable right-hand drive configuration in the UK market.
Lot # 305 1959 Morris Mini Deluxe 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N MA2S4L4864; Clipper Blue,/Light Blue, Gray; Estimate $14,954 – $22,432; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $19,939 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $22,930. – Hub caps. – Scratched up badge and headlight bezels. Shiny rechromed front bumper. Scratched hub caps. Sound but old, original upholstery that has been stitched when necessary. Original switchgear and dash. Not restored underneath, but maintained and represented with its original 850 engine. A cute, honest first year Mini that was in the same family from 1960 to 2014, after which it received light refurbishment, but it has enjoyed a pampered, lightly driven life since new. Most early Minis weren’t so lucky. – This car sold at Bonhams’ Oxford sale in 2014 for 11,500 GBP, or $14,000, before its refurbishment. Even in England, where Minis are as common as a rainy day, a first-year car this good and this well-preserved is a very rare sight, and the car deserved this strong price of £16,000 hammer, £18,400 all-in. It might have brought even more had the Mini fans in Goodwood not already put up strong prices for the 1967 race-prepped car (Lot 233, sold for £40,250, $50,158) and the 1959 Austin Mini (Lot 246, sold for £28,750, $35,828).
Lot # 306 1962 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur 4-Dr. Sedan, Body by H.J. Mulliner; S/N BC82CZ; Dark Blue,/Red leather; Estimate $99,696 – $149,544; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $87,234 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $100,319. – RHD. Wheel covers, Avon narrow whitewalls, Lucas driving lights, power windows, Kenwood CD stereo. – One of 71 (of 125) RHD Flying Spurs. Good but older paint and chrome. Mild orange peel by the rear glass. Older, lightly worn seats and clean refinished interior wood. Big chip on the right rear door. Unrestored but tidy and maintained underneath with a rebuilt engine, redone brakes and replacement stainless exhaust. Represented with service records dating back to the 1970s. – Distinctive, rare and impeccable on high speed highways, this is a credible largely unrestored example that has led a sheltered and consistently serviced life. Its price in this transaction is well below what a similar example would bring in the States and is an excellent value.
Lot # 307 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N J58S107319; Beige, Coral coves/Red vinyl; Estimate $81,003 – $105,927; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $72,280. – 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, Firehawk tires, hardtop, later radio, aftermarket hardtop with white vinyl covering – Good older paint and chrome. The window frames, particularly on the hardtop, are lightly scratched. Good older restored interior with a light scuff on the carpet behind the shifter. Represented as a body-off restoration finished this year after being imported from the US in 2015. The beige with red coves is an unusual, attractive color combination but it isn’t correct for a ’58 and the engine isn’t clearly identified but appears to be the base 283/230hp 4-barrel. – Corvettes may be unusual in the U.K., but most are not as unusual as this one with its odd color combination and absolutely no information about what the engine configuration under the hood might be. It was lucky to get a bid of even this much and the consignor should have given it more serious consideration.