Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival 1st September 2006 - Review

Bonhams realised over £3.6 million at this year’s Revival Sale. As we previewed, the bulk of the car sales came from the Rosso Bianco Museum, like the top-selling £370,000 1974 -75 Gulf Mirage-Cosworth GR8.

At the risk of repetition, these were ‘museum’ cars that did require extensive re-commissioning prior to rejoining the tracks and I for one would be unwilling to get behind the wheel of the Gulf Mirage, with its 220+ mph capability without it. That said, the cars presented well and the prices achieved were good for both buyer and seller alike. I don’t quite know what you’d so with the Gulf, but there are events aplenty (and the howl of Friday practice at Goodwood was reminder to viewers of some of the cars’ potential) for most.

Picking some very ‘Goodwood-able’ cars out at random the ex-Chuck Parsons, 1966-67 Lola-Chevrolet T70 Spider Group 7 sold for £133,500, the ex-Mecom Racing Team/Augie Pabst/Walt Hansgen, 1963-64 Lola-Chevrolet Mark 6 GT for £364,500 and the ex-'Tommy' Atkins/Peter Bruin, 1961-62-type 2.75-litre Cooper-Climax T53 ‘Lowline’ Intercontinental Formula Single-Seater for an on-estimate, but lowly due to the lack of an authenticated chassis number, £54,300.

1974-75 Gulf Mirage-Cosworth GR8 - Sold for £370,000

ex-London Motor Show, 1975 Ferrari 365GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer - Sold for £43,300

1964 Cooper-Maserati Type 61(M) V8 Monaco 'Mark V'...

...Sold for £166,500

The Ex-George Wintersteen/John Cordts, 1965 McLaren Chevrolet looked fantastic (even with its flat tyre!) and sold well for £128,000; a tremendous piece of history and, after a complete rebuild, will be a real ‘looker’ in its black/silver and red coachlining colour scheme.

Of the road cars a casual tour of the saleroom revealed an attractive 1975 Ferrari 365GT/4 Berlinetta Boxer selling for £43,300 complete with the registration number ‘365 BOX’, as well as the ex ‘DSJ’ 1965 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-Litre Coupé (below) we fancied in our preview, finding a new owner at a reasonable £19,550.

Prior to the motor cars an extensive catalogue of automobilia was sold including a rare Lalique 'Comete' glass mascot bought by a Lalique specialist for £41,100 - over four times the pre-sale estimate. As part of the late photographer Geoffrey Goddard’s collection, Denis Jenkinson's Rolleiflex camera sold for £4,600

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Bonhams Motor Cars Dept.
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London W1S 1SR

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Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - Classic Driver

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