The Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting auction took place on the 18th March 2018. At the auction there were many classic cars for sale with a number finding new homes.
However, perhaps rather unexpectedly, a classic vehicle that was originally owned by no less than Sir Paul McCartney who many of you will remember was a member of the Beatles pop group who had several number one hits failed to be sold at this very well known auction. The car in question was no less than a 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 Coupe.
This beautiful looking classic sports car had an estimated price of between £400,000 to £500,000. Presumably, this classic car attracted a premium because of the fact that Sir Paul McCartney had been the proud owner of the vehicle.
Apparently, only 247 of these delightful sports cars were built and a mere 4 of them were exported to the UK. Having had the vehicles brought to the UK they were then converted from left hand drive to right hand drive cars. The car was powered by a V12 engine and was no doubt a nippy vehicle. Its bodywork is painted in wine red and it has beige pigskin upholstery.
Interestingly, one of the subsequent owners who bought the classic sports car in 1979 sold it 10 years later in 1989 but ended up buying it back again in 1996. We wonder how often that has happened – probably not too many times.
It will be interesting if the classic car is going to be offered for sale at a future car auction. Will it have a similar estimated sale price or will the current owner decide to offer it for sale at a lower estimated price? Would it have sold at the above auction had Sir Paul McCartney still been the owner? We will endeavor to keep you updated about this car should it be offered for public sale again.