Monte Jag MkI makes £189k

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

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.

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