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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

Seven cars that sold for big money at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood FoS is over. Here are some of the star lots from Bonhams' auction

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  • 1990 Ferrari F40

    1990 Ferrari F40

    Sold for: £883,000

    A desirable ‘non-cat, non-adjust’ (those are the ones you want, apparently) F40. One of 78 originally delivered to the UK. First owner was a chap called Sir Paul Vestey, a “gentleman racer” known for his love of Ferraris. He had a 250GT SWB at the tender age of 21, the swine. 

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  • 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series IV’ Vantage

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    Sold for: £327,750

    No ordinary DB4 – this one’s a Vantage, with the ‘Special Series’ engine you could specify from 1961 onwards. With 266bhp it was 26bhp up on the standard engine. Not much by today’s standards, but back in the day the DB4 was a hugely fast car. Gorgeous, too. This one’s been in the same family since 1970. And yes, purple is its original colour. 

  • 1983 BMW E24 635CSI Group A

    1983 BMW E24 635CSi Group A Competition Coupé

    Sold for: £118,333

    Now this is cool. One of the first Group A 635CSIs built, this car was raced in the European Touring Car Championship in 1983 by Giuseppe Briozzo, Urs Knecht, Hans-Rudolf Stalder and Georges Bosshard. They didn’t win anything, but that’s ok. Restored in the last few years, but in need of another ”light recommissioning”, it’s eligible for a load of historic racing series. 

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  • Ferrari Dino 246/60

    Ferrari Dino 246/60

    Sold for: £967,000

    Curious one, this. From Bonhams’ description, it appears as though this Dino was built in the late Seventies out of what are believed to be genuine period Ferrari bits. It’s competed in a number of historic races and, after a light recommissioning, ought to be ready to go again. 

  • 1995 Ferrari 456 GT Manual

    1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé

    Sold for: £43,700

    Looks like someone just bagged themselves a bargain. £43,700 for a front-engined V12 Ferrari?! Granted the potential for a financial rinsing if something goes pop is MASSIVE, but wouldn’t you take the risk? This one was sold new in Hong Kong and brought over to the UK in 2014. It’s only done 46,000 kilometres and comes with a stack of history. 

  • 1928 Maserati Tipo 26B 2.1-Litre Sports

    1928 Maserati Tipo 26B 2.1-Litre Sports

    Sold for: £967,000

    This car spent its early days in Argentina, where it was raced by a “colourful, capable and indeed intriguing” driver called Juan Augusto Malcolm. An Argentine of Scottish descent, Juan Augusto - or ‘John’ as he was sometimes called - was apparently known for, erm, lying about his racing exploits. 

  • 1958 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta

    1958 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta

    Sold for: £514,166

    One of just 50 Ellena-bodied Ferrari 250GTs, this car was originally delivered in Rome in 1958, but was sold to the US in the early Seventies. It lived in the States until 2005, when it was brought to the UK and restored by DK Engineering. Gorgeous, and not outrageous money given how much some 250 Ferraris are worth nowadays. 

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