Bonhams to sell James May's Porsche 911 Carrera at Goodwood

At its Goodwood Festival of Speed sale later this month, Bonhams will offer this 1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera, formerly owned by the ex-Top Gear presenter James May…

This isn’t the first vehicle belonging to a Top Gear presenter we’ve seen for sale in the wake of the Clarkson fracas-gate – Richard Hammond had a similar idea, selling his ‘Big Foot’ Land Rover Defender a while back. 

Fair-weather leisure 

A well-known advocate of the Porsche 911, May is said to have bought the ‘Guards Red’ 3.2 Carrera on the spot, after borrowing it for the Radio 4 documentary ‘Speed, Greed and the M25’. Used sparingly over the last eight years, it shows 55,000 miles on the odometer and is reportedly in excellent condition. Considering he paid a mere £15,250 for the car back in 2007, we can’t imagine he’ll be too disappointed with its pre-sale estimate of £28,000-34,000. And we’re not, either – for an air-cooled 911, we don’t think that’s at all unreasonable… 

Photos: Bonhams

Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale will take place on 26 June 2015 near Chichester. You can find the full catalogue listed in the Classic Driver Market.