FAME AND FOR­TUNES

It’s not just the clas­sics with celebrity own­ers that make big money at Bon­hams’ Goodwood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing sale

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This was Bon­hams’ first UK sale of the year – and the first of three 2017 events at Goodwood – and most cars found new homes.

Three well doc­u­mented lots with con­nec­tions to fa­mous names – James May’s Rolls-Royce Cor­niche fixed-head, an Alvis TD21 drop­head bought new by Sir Dou­glas Bader and a Cadil­lac Trump Golden Se­ries limou­sine, cre­ated when the now US Pres­i­dent came up with the idea of stamp­ing his name on a range of up­specced mod­els – all sold.

The As­ton Martin DP214 replica went be­fore the sale and other lead lots, in­clud­ing the ex-Alan Mann Rac­ing Ford Es­cort Twin Cam and Sir Mal­colm Camp­bell Tal­bot 15hp also sold, show­ing that the in­ter­est in his­to­ried com­pe­ti­tion cars, whether in pe­riod or lat­terly, adds both in­ter­est and value. That theme was re­peated with the 1957 Jaguar 3.4 sa­loon that had seen ac­tion in the 1958 and 1960 Monte Carlo ral­lies and re­cent his­toric sa­loon car rac­ing.

A sen­si­tively-re­stored 1966 MGB GT made £18,925, as did a tidy 1968 Austin Mini Cooper S that drew £22,425. Bar­gain of the sale was per­haps the 2000 Range Rover that made £11,270. In stun­ning or­der it came with bills to­talling £70,000 and its T4 RTS regis­tra­tion num­ber.

Bon­hams’ next auc­tion is the As­ton Martin Works sale on 13 May, and it re­turns to Goodwood with the Fes­ti­val of Speed sale on 30 June.

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