Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Auction Results

Ferrari 375 Plus
1954 Ferrari 375 Plus sold for $10.7 million

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 auction was held Friday 27 June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK, resulting in £22.6 million ($38.4 million USD) in total sales.

A selection of more than 85 automobiles crossed the auction block, with the top result going to the ex-Scuderia 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus that sold for £10,753,500 ($18.2 million USD). Chassis 0384 AM offered at Bonhams was the 1954 works entry driven by Maglioli in the Mille Miglia, then piloted to victory by the great Argentine star, Froilan Gonzalez, at Silverstone. In its last factory team outing it was co-driven by Maglioli and Paolo Marzotto in that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Robert Brooks, Bonhams Co-Chairman, said, “We’ve had a truly diverse range of spectacular motor cars at our Sale this year, causing great excitement in the sale room for both spectator and bidder alike, and achieving an outstanding result. With a total of £22.6 million worth sold in four hours, it’s been another fantastic Festival of Speed for Bonhams.”

A 1902 De Dietrich 16-HP ‘Paris-Vienna’ Rear-Entrance Tonneau – formerly part of the Michael Banfield Collection (over 1,000 lots from which were sold by Bonhams earlier this summer) – achieved an astounding £998,300 ($1.7 million USD). Few cars can have come to light as spectacularly as this magnificent veteran, which was discovered during World War II when a German bomb demolished the stable in which it had been sleeping on blocks since 1912. With just four owners from new, the powerful four-cylinder 4078cc De Dietrich is identical in specification to the works racers built for the 1902 Paris-Vienna challenge.

On the other end of the spectrum, one of the most iconic sports cars of the 20th Century, a 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopa’, sold for a new world record £953,500 ($1.6 million USD).

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Top Ten Auction Results

1. 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus – £10,753,500
2. 1902 De Dietrich 16-HP ‘Paris-Vienna’ Rear-Entrance Tonneau – £998,300
3. 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopa’ – £953,500
4. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible – £701,500
5. 1964 AC Cobra – £695,900
6. 1955 Austin-Healey 100S – £673,500
6. 1968-9 Lotus Type 49B Formula 1 – £673,500
8. 1990 Ferrari F40 – £617,500
9. 1938/43 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Aktion Panzer-Limousinen VIP Armoured Saloon – £449,500
10. 1925 Bugatti Type 23 Brescia Torpedo – £438,300

For complete auction results, visit Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed.

[Source: Bonhams; photo: Newspress]