The Goodwood Festival Of Speed Sale

A few days ago the Goodwood Festival Of Speed Sale took place at which there were a number of interesting classic cars that came up for auction with this being run by Bonhams. Below we list some of the vehicles that were sold although a full portfolio can be found on the auctioneer’s website.

There are many wonderful Rolls-Royce classic cars around

Rolls-Royce build exquisite cars

A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight classic sports car achieved a sale price of £830,300. Only 17 of these right hand drive vehicles were built for the UK market. Its bodywork was in Grand Prix white. This classic sports car featured in numerous races. This wonderful car has been restored to its original specification.

Those of you who are Aston Martin fans will be interested to read that a 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK11 Coupe Design Project 193 (DBMK111 Prototype) was sold for £337,500. It has 108,500miles on the clock and had the same owner for 33 years. The classic car took part in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally.

A 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Open Tourer that used to be owned by a member of the Indian Royal family achieved a sale price of £550,300. The car was fully restored with over £100,000 being spent on the work. As can be seen from the photographs on Bonhams website, it really is a spectacular specimen of a classic vehicle.

For all you Mercedes-Benz classic sports car enthusiasts, you will be interested to read that a 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with 77,579 miles on the clock sold for £897,500 at the above auction. It has a 2,996 cc engine that produces 215bhp and was capable of getting from 0 to 60mph in a mere 7.4 seconds as it powered on its way to reach a top speed of 140mph.

The above is just a small selection of the classic cars that were available for sale at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed Sale. If you are looking to buy a classic vehicle then why not get in touch with us so that we can obtain a competitive quotation for classic car insurance.

About Anne Jacobs

I am a full time insurance underwriter with a love for writing. I work in the UK at a classic car insurance company. My other hobbies are going to the gym and aerobics (when I am not looking after my 3 year old daughter Jessie.


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