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Here’s what Bonhams has got in store for the Goodwood Revival

From a Volvo lorry painted by Banksy that we’re half expecting to drive itself over the auction block to a raft of historic racing cars eligible for entry into the event at which they’re being sold, Bonhams’ annual Goodwood Revival sale takes place this Saturday. These are our highlights…

If you can drag yourself away from the on-track action at the Goodwood Revival this Saturday, then pop ‘Over the Road’ to the Bonhams marquee, where the Bond Street Auction house will be staging its annual sale at the world-famous historic race meeting. A fantastic variety of automobilia and collector cars will be crossing the block and many of the latter are, uncoincidentally, eligible to take part at Goodwood. Take the 1961 Jaguar E-type ‘Semi-Lightweight’ (est. £600,000–700,000) known by its registration as ‘9 VPD’, for example, which is the fourth oldest surviving E-type Roadster and has numerous Revivals under its storied belt. 

At the sharp end of the catalogue, there’s a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT that once belonged to the renowned British speed freak Donald Campbell (£2.2–2.8m) and the sole surviving Bugatti Type 57 with wonderful Art Déco Atalante coachwork (£1–1.5m). And as you’ve probably already heard, a Volvo lorry prominently featuring the Banksy mural titled Laugh Now But One Day We’ll Be In Charge will also be offered. Bonhams has estimated that the rolling artwork will fetch £1–1.5m but not whether it will implode immediately after its sold. 

Other cars that caught our eye include the ex-Sobislav Zasada/Björn Waldegaard 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 rally car, which has covered more competition miles – the equivalent of three circumnavigations of the globe – than any other 911 (£400,000–500,000), the ‘as-new’ 2016 Land Rover Defender Heritage whose £45,000–48,000 estimate makes the long-awaited new model feel way overpriced, and the über-elegant 2010 Bentley Brooklands finished in Peacock Blue (£90,000–130,000). You can find our highlights from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market

Our favourites from Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival 2019