Good for Goodwood: Five cars from the Classic Driver Marketplace with that 'Revival look'
One has to wait for the invitation, of course... but just which cars - potentially eligible for a race at the famous Goodwood Revival - are available to buy right now? We had a look through the Classic Driver Marketplace.
Every race at the Goodwood Revival is for cars that could have competed at the famous circuit before its closure to general motor racing in 1966. While each year has different nuances and themes, the basics remain as single-seaters of all sizes, saloons, sports-racing cars and GTs of the type that were regularly seen on sunny afternoons in West Sussex.
1964 AC Cobra 289 Competition
It’s too late to be invited to enter 2012’s all-Cobra race, but every year the Blue Riband Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy is for GT cars and generally includes a generous number of Cobras. If you fancy a spot on the multi-million-pound grid, do have a look at this car from DK Engineering... view advert >>
1957 Aston Martin DBR1, the 1959 Le Mans-winning car
You know when they say “of the type that competed at Goodwood in period”? Well, this very car not only raced at the circuit as a factory entry in the late 1950s, it clinched the World Championship for the British marque in 1959 when driven by Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks... view advert >>
1952 Jaguar C-type
Jaguar’s first purpose-built racing car was a regular entry at Goodwood in the 50s, either in the works team or when run by privateers such as the Whitehead brothers or Duncan Hamilton. This example is a very original car and, as the vendor, London-based Fiskens, says: “Not many have escaped the restorer’s hands! A very significant Jaguar”... view advert >>
1957 Maserati 200SI
Races at Goodwood regularly featured exotic cars from Porsche, Maserati and Ferrari. This little Maserati 200SI would be a delight to drive through the flowing sequence of fast bends for which Goodwood is so famous... view advert >>
1966 Lotus Cortina MK I Race Car
The St Mary’s Trophy for saloon cars alternates between the ‘oldies’ (A35s, Austin Westminsters and their ilk) and newer, faster cars such as big American V8s and Lotus Cortinas. This is an original Lotus Cortina and an ideal contender for one of the meeting’s feature races... view advert >>
Text: Classic Driver
Photos: The Dealers