Monte Jag MkI makes £189k
The Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale saw a number of milestone auction prices paid, led by a JD Classics-restored 1957 Jaguar MkI 3.4 saloon that was driven on the Monte Carlo and Tulip Rallies, and which Bonhams sold for £189,660, nearly £90,000 more than half the top estimate.
An Alan Mann Racing BTC- and ETC-campaigned 1968 Escort Twin Cam MkI with works Ford registration XOO 347F and a Richardson FVA engine under its gold-painted bonnet broke the £200k barrier to sell for £203,100. Meanwhile, an Impreza 22B-STi displayed by Subaru at the 1997 Tokyo Show, the first prototype for its 1988 WRC Type 22B with only 51k on the odo, topped the made a record-setting £113,500.
From the same deceased ownership as the Jag MkI headliner, a Lola T70 MkI Spyder once raced round the Goodwood track outside the auction tent by David Hobbs in 1965 – and subsequently a twice retrospective winner at the Sussex circuit – also raised a racy £270,300. Captain Malcolm Campbell, who went on to become the fastest man on earth and earn a subsequent knighthood, drove a 1913 Talbot 15hp with a very pointy tail to a win at Brooklands. Ninety-five years later, the sole surviving works team car fetched £169,500.
Mary Berry, late of the former Beeb Bake Off , was one of several celebs who visited the Bonhams tent to check out the 83 goodies, 78% of which sold for a total of £5.59m. Although by far the longest lot on the menu was a stretched Cadillac presented to first owner, one Donald J Trump, at the 1988 Limo & Chauffeur Show in Atlantic City. Auctioned at ‘no reserve’ and expected to raise no more than £10,000, the hen-partymobile finally sold to a telephone player from Florida for a whopping £54,625!
‘The ex-Donald Trump stretch Cadillac sold for a whopping £54,625’
Jag topped its estimate by nearly £90k.