THE COOLEST CARS FOR SALE AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
The United Kingdom’s annual Goodwood Festival of Speed centres around the spectacular 400 year old great home of the Earl and Countess of March in Chichester, West Sussex.
The four-day event features races up rugged hills and on paved tracks and concours competitions that pit mint-condition classic cars against one another to win cash prizes.
And many fans will attend a marquee auction by Bonhams, which is a highlight on the world car collecting circuit.
If you are a player in the bluechip automotive market - or aspire to be - the Goodwood auctions are a mandatory stop. Bonhams will offer 289 cars this year.
The most expensive lots will be a 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster (€900,000 to € 1,000,000 or US$1.16mn to US$1.29mn); a 1962 MercedesBenz 300 SL Roadster; and a 1931 Bentley eight litre Sedanca De Ville.
All told, the auction will have 11 Ferraris on offer, which have long been the premier brand at high-end auctions, plus 19 lots of vehicles made in 1985 or later.
Those so-called modern classics are harbingers of the next wave of car-collector tastes.
Last year the auction house took in US$9.86mn in total sales over the weekend.
If all goes well, the total this year will be even higher.
In the meantime, here are some of the most special cars going on sale.