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Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale 2014 – preview

By Edward Legge | Classic car auctions & analysis, News | 0 Comments

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.

Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina – lot 202

 

Estimate £250-300,000

 

Ferrari 250 GT Pinifarina Coupe

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…..

 

Ferrari 365 GTC/4 – lot 205

 

Estimate £120,000-140,000

 

Ferrari 365 GTC4

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.

 

Daimler SP250 “Dart” – lot 233

 

Estimate £48,000-52,000

 

Daimler SP250 Dart

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?

 

Jaguar XKSS 3.8 replica – Lot 244

 

Estimate £225,000-275,000

 

Jaguar XKSS replica

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.

 

Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark 2 Drop Head Coupe – Lot 246. 

 

Estimate £200-250,000

 

Aston Martin DB2-4 DHC

“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?

 

Maserati Merak SS – Lot 248

 

Estimate £60,000-80,000

 

Maserati Merak SS

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…..

 

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato – Lot 265

 

Estimate £180,000-220,000

 

Aston Martin V8 Zagato

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?

 

BMW 3.0 CSL – Lot 269

 

Estimate – £55,000-65,000

 

BMW 3.0 CSL

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.


Ferrari FXX Evoluzione- lot 271

 

Estimate £1,250,000-1,400,000

 

Ferrari FXX

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.

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