Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival, 17 September 2010 - Review

Auctioneer James Knight sells the 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 for £145,600

Bonhams’ 2010 Revival sale grossed over £3 million, with some post-sale activity bringing the overall sold percentage up to a useful 75%.

Some good prices were achieved for solid, ‘driving’ classics and, where the entries were truly superb examples, impressive figures resulted. Take the 1962 AC Aceca, for example, once owned by the author Ian Fleming. The blue, Ford-engined car sold for what Bonhams believes to be a record-setting £80,000. Or the very rare (in RHD, drophead coupé form) 1956 Jaguar XK140 going for a walloping £131,300.

Likewise, the immaculate, concours-winning 1960 Triumph TR3A sold for £36,700.

On the competition car front, the ex-works 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII Rally Car, ’67 ARX’, went for £113,700 and the quite modish 1960 TVR Grantura for £28,175.

Older entries finding new owners included the 1937 Ford V8 Model 78 Deluxe 'Woodie' Station Wagon (£52,100), the 1931 Lagonda 2-litre Supercharged ‘Low Chassis’ (£98,300) and the 1935 Riley 9hp Imp (£74,100).

1971 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 - Sold for £78,500

2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner Coupé - Sold for £44,950

1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster - Sold for £49,900

1973 Ford Capri RS2600 - Sold for £33,350

The highly desirable 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet achieved £188,500, and a previous ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Classic Driver, the 1975 Lamborghini Espada Series III, sold for £25,875.

Commenting on the Revival and £2 million Beaulieu Autojumble sales, James Knight, the Group Head and Managing Director of Bonhams’ Motoring Department, said: “The UK motoring team have experienced an incredibly busy period and emerged with very positive statistics. Only Bonhams could handle this type of sale schedule and it is a testament to the calibre and enthusiasm of my team and our support departments to deliver these results.”

Prior to the motor cars, Bonhams sold many items of automobilia and children's cars. The latter section included a small-scale Mercedes-Benz W125, which smashed its pre-sale estimate of £3000 - 5000, selling for a remarkable £23,000, and a Jaguar D-type children’s car which achieved £19,550 against an estimate of £10,000 – 12,000.

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Classic Driver

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