Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Auction Preview

Mercedes-Benz W196 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio
Mercedes-Benz W196 driven by Juan Manuel Fangio

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 auction will be held 12 July on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK.

Bonhams has gathered more than 60 sports, touring and competition cars for the 21st annual Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, headlined by the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Juan Manuel Fangio drove to victory at two Grands Prix on his way to his second World Drivers’ Championship. While a pre-sale estimate has not been released, the general consensus is that, if sold, the illustrious W196 will easily surpass the all-time auction record ($16,390,000 USD) for automobiles.

Other headline cars include the 1955 Maserati 300S Sports Racing Spider that finished third in the 1955 Sebring 12-Hours (estimate £3.5m – £4.5m) and a 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans Tourer that was originally owned by the 3rd Viscount Ridley (£1.4m – £1.8m).

Two Ferraris will also share the limelight. A 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast that is one of only six right-hand drive models made is estimated at £800,000 to £1 million, while the 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Coupé bought by John Lennon the day he passed his driving test is estimated to realise between £180,000 and £220,000.

Another important motor car, ‘NOJ 392’, the Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car that was the Works team entry in the 1953 Mille Miglia and Le Mans 24 Hours, is estimated at £500,000 to £600,000, and the Lotus Cortina Competition Saloon in which Sir John Whitmore won the 1965 European Touring Car Championship is estimated at £90,000 to £120,000.

Among other lots of interest is the earliest right-hand-drive Porsche 911S imported into the UK (estimate £15,000 – £20,000). The 1966 short-wheelbase coupe was once part of Porsche Cars’ press fleet, and is offered for sale in need of comprehensive restoration, in the model’s 50th anniversary year.

The automobilia section will feature some 250 lots, including literature, artwork, glass and metal mascots, picnic sets, luggage, watches and models. The sale will feature three items of memorabilia relating to Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, including a signed Porsche 917 steering wheel from the film ’Le Mans’ and the actor’s leather aviator jacket. Both are estimated to realise between £10,000 and £12,000. The jacket, in dark brown leather with fur-lined collar, features in numerous photographs of the star.

Other automobilia lots of interest include the registration number ‘NO 1’, which is estimated to realise between £80,000 and £100,000; a 1930s ‘Vitesse’ glass mascot by Rene Lalique (£4,000 – £5,000), and a 1938 Land Speed Record-breaking ‘MG Magnette’ sterling silver trophy presented to Major A T ‘Goldie’ Gardiner for a speed of 186.6mph and modelled in the form of his record-breaking car (£10,000 – £12,000).

Admission to the 2013 Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Auction is by catalogue only. A catalogue admits two people to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday and Friday only. Items in the auction will be available to preview at Goodwood from 10am until 6pm on Thursday 11th July, and from 9am on Friday 12th July. The sale will begin at 11am on Friday 12th July with automobilia, and continue at 2.15pm with Motor Cars.

For more information or to view the auction catalog, visit Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Auction Preview

1950 Allard J2 Competition Roadster
1950 Allard J2 Competition Roadster – Estimate £150,000 – 200,000. Chassis J1570; period race history.
1965 Lotus Cortina Competition Saloon
1965 Lotus Cortina Competition Saloon – Estimate £90,000 – 120,000. Chassis BA74EU59019; Registration KPU 392C; ex-Sir John Whitmore, Alan Mann Racing, European Touring Car Championship-winning; campaigned by Alan Mann Racing and driven by Sir John Whitmore during the 1965 European Touring Car Championship season, Sir John and ‘KPU 392C’ won all eight races and hill climbs they contested, including six outright wins.
1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior
1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior – Estimate £150,000 – 180,000. Chassis 775358; ex-Autodelta, Enrico Pinto, Teodoro Zeccoli, Carlo Facetti; overall winner of the 1969 Budapest Grand Prix; class wins at Belgrade and Zandvoort.
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible – Estimate £450,000 – 550,000. Registration EGF 82B; Chassis DB5C/1503/R; manual transmission, matching numbers car.
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater – Estimate Unavailable. Chassis number 196 010 00006/54; ex-Juan Manuel Fangio, Hans Herrmann, Karl Kling, German and Swiss Grand Prix Winning; only surviving W196 to have won two World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix races; first open-wheel version of the W196 design to win a race; car in which Fangio clinched the second of his five Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship titles; offered in unspoiled, near ‘barn-find’ condition.
1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide
1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide – Estimate £550,000 – 600,000. Registration DLK 505; Chassis 12171/R; Mathilda; ex-Alan P. Good, Chairman of Lagonda Motors.
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans Tourer
1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Le Mans Tourer – Estimate £1.4 million – 1.8 million. Registration BPE 367; Chassis 2311221; Originally the property of the 3rd Viscount Ridley from 1934 to 1964; Present ownership from 1969 to date.
1952-53 HWM Formula 2 Supercharged Tasman
1952-53 HWM Formula 2-Based Supercharged ‘Tasman’ Racing Single-Seater – Estimate £160,000 – 190,000. Chassis 52/107; ex-works, Lance Macklin, Tony Gaze.
1955 Maserati 300S Race Car
1955 Maserati 300S – Estimate £3.5 million – 4.5 million. Chassis 3053; ex-Bill Spear/Sherwood Johnston; finished third at 1955 12 Hours of Sebring; eligible for all historic motoring events.
1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car
1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car – Estimate £500,000 – 700,000. Registration NOJ 392; chassis SPL 225B; began life as one of the Donald Healey Motor Company’s pre-production competition vehicles; only Special Test Car remaining in its original form; finished 12th overall, second in class at 1953 Le Mans 24-Hours; competed in ’53 Mille Miglia; restored to Le Mans specifications.
1913 Rolls-Royce 45-50hp Silver Ghost London-to-Edinburgh Tourer
1913 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost London-to-Edinburgh Tourer – Estimate £600,000 – 800,000. Registration LW 7027; chassis 2643; used as a mobile dental surgery unit during the First World War; formerly the property of Denis Flather; present family ownership for 48 years.

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 – Motor Car Lot List

301 1966 Porsche 911S ‘SWB’ Coupe £15,000 – £20,000
302 1962 Austin Healey 3000 MkIIA Convertible £20,000 – £30,000
303 1970 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 Coupe £60,000 – £80,000
304 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster £110,000 – £130,000
305 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupe £90,000 – £120,000
306 1950 Allard J2 Competition Roadster £150,000 – £200,000
307 1968 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon £100,000 – £130,000
308 1961 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite Coupe £18,000 – £24,000
309 1962 Lotus Type 22 Formula Junior Monoposto £20,000 – £30,000
310 1930 Austin Seven Ulster Sports £12,000 – £16,000
311 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 Berlinetta £180,000 – £220,000
312 1934 MG Magnette Type NA Monoposto £80,000 – £120,000
314 1923 Bentley 3-litre TT Replica Two-seater £120,000 – £140,000
315 1965 Lotus Cortina Competition Saloon £90,000 – £120,000
316 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible £450,000 – £550,000
317 1939 AC 16/90hp Supercharged Tourer £130,000 – £150,000
318 1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe £240,000 – £280,000
319 2004 Porsche Carrera GT £240,000 – £280,000
320 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Estimate upon request
321 1929 Bentley 4 1/2-Litre Tourer £280,000 – £320,000
322 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Saloon £180,000 – £250,000
323 1969 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine £50,000 – £60,000
324 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 ‘Series 1’ Berlinetta £120,000 – £150,000
325 1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide ‘Mathilda’ £550,000 – £600,000
326 1956 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster £150,000 – £180,000
327 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 ‘Le Mans’ Tourer £1,400,000 – £1,800,000
328 1952 Formula 2-Based ‘Tasman’ Racing Single-Seater £160,000 – £190,000
329 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Coupe £80,000 – £100,000
330 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental 4.9-Litre Sports Saloon £450,000 – £550,000
331 1921 Vauxhall 30-98 E-Type Velox Tourer £180,000 – £220,000
332 1989 Ford RS200 Coupe £80,000 – £100,000
333 1934 Lagonda Rapier Special £50,000 – £70,000
334 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8AS Tourer £250,000 – £300,000
335 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Sports Saloon £130,000 – £160,000
336 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Lightweight Coupe £100,000 – £120,000
337 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupé £800,000 – £1,000,000
338 1930 Aston Martin 1 1/2-Litre International 2/4 Sports Tourer £100,000 – £130,000
339 1936 Lagonda Rapier Granville Grenfell Supercharged Sports £60,000 – £80,000
340 1955 Maserati 300S Sports-Racing Spider £3,500,000 – £4,500,000
341 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Coupe £40,000 – £50,000
342 1970 Lancia Fulvia HF1600 Group 4 Rally Car £30,000 – £40,000
343 1933 MG Midget J2 Roadster £50,000 – £55,000
344 1992 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta £350,000 – £400,000
345 2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Coupe £100,000 – £120,000
346 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model 630K Tourer £180,000 – £250,000
347 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London-to-Edinburgh Tourer £600,000 – £800,000
348 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 Coupe £100,000 – £120,000
349 1938 Bentley 4 1/4-Litre ‘High Vision’ Sports Saloon £75,000 – £95,000
350 1953 Austin-Healey 100 Special Test Car £500,000 – £700,000
351 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Touring Saloon £130,000 – £160,000
352 1935 Bentley 3 1/2-Litre Shooting Brake £70,000 – £90,000
353 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII Phase II Convertible £40,000 – £50,000
354 1960 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Limousine £50,000 – £85,000
355 1968 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior £145,000 – £175,000
356 1922 GN/Frazer Nash Special £35,000 – £40,000
357 1963 Porsche 356B Rally Car £30,000 – £50,000
358 1965 Bentley S3 Continental Sports Saloon £60,000 – £80,000
359 1937 Bentley Petersen 3 1/2-Litre Torpedo Roadster £140,000 – £160,000
360 1969 Dodge Charger ‘General Lee’ Coupe £25,000 – £35,000
361 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe £27,000 – £33,000
362 2010 Mosler MT900S Coupe £70,000 – £90,000
363 1993 Lamborghini Diablo Coupe £50,000 – £55,000
364 1979 Riva Rudy Super Speedboat £18,000 – £22,000

[Source: Bonhams]