Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale 2014 – preview
The Bonhams sale at the Goodwood Revival is the third and final instalment of a week (and a bit) of high profile UK auctions. We pick a few interesting lots worth keeping an eye on.
With lots worth an estimated £21,000,000 by Bonhams, this is a big auction. Probably more interesting than the lots will be the overall performance of the auction against it’s own estimated values in light of the results of Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Prive sale and RM’s London sale, both of which failed to meet the expectations of their estimators despite some big sales.
Will buyers be tempted to bid the car up to the £615,000 that Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay paid for another 250 GT at The Salon Prive sale last week? Bonhams will probably have to keep the champagne flowing…..
The GTC/4 has come of age – a nice looking example sold for £170,000 at RM Auctions last week although the estimate on this car is significantly lower.
The SP250 has seen a real resurgence in recent years, not least because a police version was used as the Goodwood Revival course car and sold well at auction. Chris Evans now owns one – what will bidders make of this nice looking example?
Beautiful, built by Lynx and with a stellar ownership history – but a replica. Always interesting to watch at auction and certainly a car we’d love to own.
“With special cars such as Aston Martin ‘1191’, originality, rarity and a proven unblemished provenance are the most important factors determining their value.” It even has a coat of dust (original?) so almost conforms to the “barn find” convention. Will its originality find it an enthusiastic buyer?
Another celebrity lot, the Merak is all that is good about 70’s supercars. We’re not convinced that previous ownership by Benny Anderson of ABBA will propel it into the stratosphere of Merak prices, but we haven’t seen the car…..
With it’s “like it or loathe it” styling and only 221 miles on the clock, how will this compare to the box-fresh Ferrari 328 that sold at RM last week?
Estimate – £55,000-65,000
The CSL is a great car to drive and in our mind a real classic but they seem to have been a bit “sticky” on dealer forecourts at this sort of money. This particular car was last seen on the forecourt at Hexagon Classics with an identical mileage and has been “upgraded” with a 5 speed gearbox.
Where would any decent auction be without the sale of an Enzo – and not just any Enzo, but one you can’t drive on the road? Glorious.