Bonhams announced thee single-owner collections to join the top cars at the Goodwood SpeekWeek sale on 17 October 2020.
A trio of important single-owner motor car collections will be offered by Bonhams at the Goodwood SpeedWeek 2020 sale. These 24 cars have a combined lower estimate of £5 million with the most-expensive car a 1931 Invicta 4 ½-Litre S-Type Low Chassis Sports, estimate £1,000,000 – 1,2000,000. The auction will also include a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, estimate £1,200,000 – 1,500,000, and a 1991 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, estimate £900,000 – 1,300,000. The auction will be live with in-room, telephone, and internet bidding.
Bonhams Goodwood SpeedWeek 2020 Sale
After the traditional Goodwood auctions had to be canceled earlier in the year, Bonhams will return to the Goodwood Motor Circuit in West Sussex, UK, for the Goodwood SpeedWeek Sale on Saturday 17 October 2020.
The sale will be a traditional live auction, with an auctioneer at the rostrum, allowing bids from a limited number of clients in the room. The auction will be live streamed enabling telephone, online and by commission bids, supplemented by online bidding aggregators.
Lots may be inspected in person in London by appointment or at Goodwood (participants only).
Three Single-Owner Collections at Bonhams Goodwood SpeedWeek 2020
A trio of important single-owner motor car collections will be offered by Bonhams at the Goodwood SpeedWeek 2020 sale. The total low estimate value of the 24 cars exceeds £5 million. The cars range from pre-war tourers to modern supercars.
The highlights include one of the most desirable pre-war sports cars, a 1931 Invicta S-Type Low Chassis, part of the Alps to Goodwood Collection; a rare 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupé, offered from the Chester Collection; and a 21st-century supercar, a 2005 Mercedes SLR McLaren Coupé, from the Collection of a Respected Gentleman Racer.
The Alps to Goodwood Collection
The Alps to Goodwood Collection reflects the passion of one man for using motor cars as they were originally designed, who, in his own words, encapsulates the spirit of ‘driver first, collector second’.
The collection traces his enthusiasm for the best in classic touring with each car carefully selected over the past twenty years with a particular event or experience in mind. The result is an assembly of some of the greatest touring cars ever built, in which the vendor has competed in more than 200 prestigious and challenging historic events and long-distance rallies across the world.
Headlining the collection is a 1931 Invicta 4 ½-Litre S-Type Low Chassis Sports, chassis S90 ‘Simplon’, estimate £1,000,000 – 1,2000,000, one of only 68 known survivors of a 75-car production run and the jewel of any pre-war collection. Originally a works car campaigned in the Ards TT and at Brooklands, it had an equally interesting retirement when it was later owned by the 1950s Hollywood film star Tyrone Power.
The collection also features two particularly interesting Bentleys: the first, a 1954 R-Type Continental, estimate £800,000 – £1,000,000, was one of twelve prepared by Padgett Motor Engineers to incorporate a range of performance and driving upgrades, all with usability and continental touring in mind.
The final highlight is a 1926 6.5/8-Litre Tourer, estimate £600,000 – 800,000, which is a true adventure waiting to happen for its next custodian. One of the most extensively-traveled Bentleys the Bonhams team has encountered, it has competed in some of the world’s most grueling motorsport events, such as the 13,000km Peking-Paris rally, the 8,500 km Carrera Sudamericana and the Mille Miglia USA. It is offered with a complete set of parts for marathon rallying.
Alps to Goodwood Collection
- 1931 Invicta S-Type Low Chassis, £1,000,000 – 1,2000,000
- 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon, £800,000 – 1,000,000
- 1926 Bentley 6.5/8-Litre Tourer, £600,000 – 800,000
- 1959 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre, £80,000 – 100,000
- 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider, £80,000 – 100,000
- 1961 Jaguar MkII 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon, £40,000 – 60,000
- 1936 Railton Straight Eight Tourer, coachwork by Carbodies, £30,000 – 50,000
- 1987 Cadillac Allanté convertible, coachwork by Pininfarina, £10,000 – 15,000
The Chester Collection
Ten superlative post-war classic motor cars are offered from this UK-based private collector. Carefully selected over the past five years and all lovingly preserved, every car is finished in his preferred livery of silver or black.
The collection is led by a recently-restored ‘James Bond’ 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, finished in silver birch, estimate £700,000 – 800,000, and a rare 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupé, estimate £500,000 – 600,000, one of 26 right-hand drive versions.
A 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon (£230,000 – 260,000), a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta (£250,000 – 300,000) and its contemporary, a 1972 Maserati Ghibli ‘SS’ 4.9-litre Coupé (£200,000 – 250,000), one of only eight UK-supplied right-hand drive examples, also feature.
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon, estimate £700,000 – 800,000
- 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupé, £500,000 – 600,000
- 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta, £250,000 – 300,000
- 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon, £230,000 – 260,000
- 1962 Maserati Ghibli ‘SS’ 4.9-litre Coupé, £200,000 – 250,000
- 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Evocation by Ostermeier, £200,000 – 250,000
- 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible with hardtop, £100,000 – 120,000
- 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, £75,000 – 85,000
- 1962 Lotus Elite Series II Coupé, £70,000 – 80,000
- 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, £50,000 – 70,000
The Collection of a Respected Gentleman Racer
A superb sextet is offered by a UK collector and gentleman racer who regularly races at Goodwood Motor Circuit. The diverse collection ranges from a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupé, estimate £220,000 – 280,000, which he has owned from new, to three Ferraris, including a 1997 456 GTA Coupé, £80,000 – 120,000, formerly owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
The collection also offers a 1961 Emeryson 1.5-Litre Formula 1 Single-seater, estimate £150,000 – 200,000. First raced by the Écurie National Belge in Formula 1 and Grand Prix, the Emeryson has more recently competed in Goodwood Revival and the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
Collection of a Respected Gentleman Racer
- 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupé, one owner from new, £220,000 – 280,000
- The ex-Mike Spence, Tony Settember, John Campbell-Jones, Jack Fairman, works,1961 Emeryson 1.5-Litre Formula 1 Single-seater, £150,000 – 200,000
- 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS Only 6,000 miles from new, £89,000 – 130,000
- 1992 Ferrari 512 TR Coupé, £80,000 – 120,000
- 1997 Ferrari 456 GTA Coupé, formerly the property of the Sultan of Brunei, £80,000 – 120,000
- 1959 Ford Zephyr MkII 2.4-Litre Competition, £40,000 – 60,000
Other Top Cars at Bonhams Goodwood SpeedWeek Sale 2020
Three further top million-dollar-plus cars that are not in these collections will also be offered at the Bonhams Goodwood SpeedWeek 2020 classic car auction:
- a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, with coachwork by Pininfarina, estimate £1,200,000 – 1,500,000, one of only 100 examples;
- a 1991 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, estimate £900,000 – 1,300,000, and
- a 2013 RUF CTR 3 Clubsport, one of only seven produced, estimate £600,000 – 900,000.
A 1957 BMW 503 3.2 Litre Cabriolet, estimate £220,000 – 260,000, offered directly from the family of the late John Surtees CBE, will also in Goodwood sale.