Re­view: Bon­hams

Ex-Joy Rainey Alfa 6C 2300 Spe­cial joins a host of rar­i­ties at an­nual Fes­ti­val of Speed auc­tion

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As with all pre­vi­ous Bon­hams Fes­ti­val of Speed sales, there was much to like this year. A 1957 Porsche 356A Car­rera Speed­ster made the top price of £919,900, but pun­ters were just as likely to be talk­ing about the 35-mile 1979 MG Mid­get 1500, which took a stonk­ing £28,750.

There were plenty of non-main­stream de­lights: the ex-Joy Rainey Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 spe­cial made £225,500, the fab­u­lously-re­stored 1955 Austin-Healey 100 £113,500 and the Bent­ley 8-litre Sedanca de Ville, tow­er­ing over the other cars in the way an air­craft car­rier tow­ers over har­bour tugs, £779,900. Jaguar E-types came to the fore, with a re­stored 1962 road­ster mak­ing £259,100, a stalled project (and lat­terly re­assem­bled) 1962 FHC made £99,500 and a 1965 one-owner Road­ster £104,540.

Bon­hams re­turns to Good­wood on 9 Septem­ber with its Re­vival sale (which in­cludes the Jack Sears col­lec­tion), and its Beaulieu Au­to­jum­ble sale takes place the week be­fore, on 2 Septem­ber.

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