Bonhams at Goodwood Revival - 19th September 2008 - Review

The vicissitudes of global financial markets notwithstanding, Bonhams produced a good all-round result at this year’s Revival. One of the highest sellers, at £287,500, was this 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante.

The silver convertible was one of six Astons at the sale, the ‘running restoration project’ 1965 DB5 selling for £74,100, the ‘Bond-spec’ 1965 DB5 for £131,300 and the automatic 1967 DB6 Mk1 for £56,500. The other two cars failed to sell.

The well-publicised ex-Robert Buchet, Ben Pon 1965 Le Mans entry Porsche 904 GTS did well, selling for £485,500 (despite a non-original, six-cylinder motor). Its stablemate from the private collection of French race and rally driver Bernard Consten, the 1965 Alfa Romeo TZ, did less so (considering its excellent provenance) at a low-estimate £254,500. The Alfa SZ in the Revival sale was withdrawn.

1941 Hawker Sea Hurricane XIIA - Sold for £8,050

Ex-works, Seigle-Morris, Makinen, Hopkirk, Morley twins, 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MkII Rally - Not Sold

Non-sellers on the day included quite a few of the not-so-special minor competition cars and, surprisingly, the ex-works rallying ‘Big Healey’. Any shortfall was made up by some nice results from classic British inter-War roadsters such as the 1935 MG PB ‘Cream Cracker’ Trials car, for £54,300, the 1932 MG F2 Magna Sports (£40,000) and the rather rakish 1935 Riley 9hp Imp achieving £73,000.

There was a selection of cars from the Alman Collection, in Greece, that included the 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Coupé. This car carried a competitive estimate (£26,000 – 28,000) – but sold for £45,500.

1931-Type Maserati Tipo 8C-2800 Two-Seat Sports/Formula Competition Car - £243,500

E1964 Porsche 356C 1600 Coupé - Sold for £41,100

Tucked away at the end of catalogue were four Italian entries in Rosso Corsa. All sold, the 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT for £67,500, the RHD 1967 Lamborghini 400GT (£109,300), the 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Litre Coupé (£33,925) and the 1978 Ferrari 512BB for £58,700. An interesting selection for a cross-section of cars in today’s turbulent times.

Two unusual WW2 entries sold (and will, no doubt, appear in years to come at the Revival…): the restoration project 1941 Hawker Sea Hurricane XIIA for £8,050 and the unique half-track motorcycle 1945 NSU Kettenkrad for £67,500.

Prior to the motor cars, Bonhams sold a variety of automobilia, including the first registration number plate to be issued in Edinburgh - ‘S1’ - for £397,500. This is a new world record price at auction.

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Bonhams Motor Cars Dept.
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Bonhams

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