Goodwood Revival auction shows positivity for classic car market trends
The 20th Goodwood Revival provided an incredible spectacle of historic motorsport. It was a weekend long celebration of the lifestyle surrounding classic cars including everything from the motorsport heritage to the vintage fashion.
The Cambridge & Counties Bank team and our guests were amongst the thousands of fans enjoying everything the weekend had to offer (read our full blog here). Away from the attire and machinery, you would find the Cambridge & Counties Bank team thumbing their way through the Bonhams auction catalogue, all because the Goodwood Revival sale is a key event in an auctioneer’s calendar and this year proved an invaluable barometer for the health of the classic car market.
This year, the lots falling under the hammer included an ex – Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) Ferrari Dino which sold for £442,750. Racing car collectors had a variety of choice including the ex-TWR Group C Jaguar XJR-11 that was driven at Monza by Martin Brundle and Alain Ferté to third place against the formidable Mercedes C11s of the time. This went for £1,191,000 when the hammer dropped. Also, for the racing fans was a 1924 Bugatti Type 30 fetching £540,500 and a 1968 Ford P68 Group Six endurance racer at £511,750.
For the lovers of more sedate historic vehicles, there were equally compelling sales with an Aston Martin DB4 GT reaching £563,500 and a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster reaching £754,200.
Bidding was steady for all lots throughout the auction, proving that certainty and enthusiasm remains amongst collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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