Are barn finds breeding? Bonhams’ Goodwood 73rd members meeting sale 2015

Are barn finds breeding? Bonhams’ Goodwood 73rd members meeting sale 2015
9th March 2015 Edward Legge

Are barn finds breeding? Bonhams’ Goodwood 73rd members meeting sale 2015

Bonhams have put together a really great line-up of cars to cross the block at Goodwood on the 21st March, including no less than four Aston Martin DBs needing restoration.

There really is something for everyone at this auction and it is typical of Bonham’s smaller auctions with an eclectic mix of cars.

DBx4

Described as in “barn-find condition” there are three Aston Martin DB6s for sale and one DB4 all needing complete restoration – one was sold by Bonhams at auction in 2008 for £67,500 inc. premium in the same condition (that is, in need of complete restoration). It look s like all the cars may be coming from one source and that they have either been stored as is for this very purpose or the restorations never got off the ground. History seems to be scarce for all of them, so it will be interesting to see what cars in this condition can make at auction in the current market. Why they are all being sold at once is anyone’s guess but it is certain that the buyers will all need to make thorough inspections and take a bottle of brave pills before bidding.

Modern Italians

Bonhams are offering a Lamborghini Jalpa and a Maserati Merak SS (both from the same home up north?) alongside a very low mileage Ferrari 348 TS. All three should be building some price momentum in the current market.

Recreations

With prices for the real McCoy generally very hight, recreations are becoming more desirable. Take you pick from a Ferrari 250 GTO, a BMW 3.0 CSL “Batmobile”, a Jaguar C-type, or a 1960-Type Maserati Tipo 60/61 ‘Birdcage’. Quality of recreation may vary.

Race cars

A Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe, Ford Escort RS1800, and ex-works Audi Quattro A1 Group B Rally Car and HRG Le Mans Lightweight Sports – some with well known drivers and history.

American muscle

A 1965  Shelby GT350 and a Camaro “SS/RS” – in inverted commas…

4×4

A Willys Jeep and a restored Series 2a Land Rover – the smart money is one these at the moment as restoration is just that bit easier!

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