2018 Bonhams Goodwood Revival (Presale Announcements)

A LaFerrari Aperta and other supercars will join top Rolls Royce and classic cars at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018 sale.

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Several modern hypercars, including a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta and a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Coupé, are among the highlights of the Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale in September 2018. It is only the second LaFerrari Aperta ever offered for sale at a public auction. Other highlights of the sale include classic coach-built Rolls Royce cars from Bentley’s heritage fleet and the UK registration plate ‘RR1’.

Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale 2018

Bonhams annual Goodwood Revival Sale takes place on 8 September 2018. This is one of three classic car auctions that Bonhams arranges most years at the Goodwood estate in southern England. It is usually a smaller event than the well-known Goodwood Festival of Speed sale.

Top Cars at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018 Sale

The following are the top cars on offer at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018:

Year Car Estimate (£)
1 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 5,000,000 – 6,500,000
2 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Coupé 2,300,000 – 2,800,000
3 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 1,400,000 – 1,900,000
4 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 Group C Sports Prototype 1,200,000 – 1,500,000
5 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CI Competition Roadster 1,200,000 – 1,500,000
6 1955 Rolls Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette 1,000,000 – 2,000,000
7 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta 1,000,000 – 1,500,000
8 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster 700,000 – 850,000
9 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon 700,000 – 800,000
10 1960 Aston Martin DB4 TO GT Specification 600,000 – 700,000
UK Vehicle Registration Number ‘RR1’ 500,000 – 600,000

Top Modern Supercars at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018 Sale

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction is usually famous for its preservation ready and often cheaper classic cars but in 2018 several top modern hypercars will also be on offer.

Ferrari LaFerraris at Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018

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The auction is led by two LaFerraris: the 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is estimated at £5,000,000-6,500,000 (US$6,400,000-8,400,000) and the 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Coupé at £2,300,000-2,800,000 (US$3,000,000-3,600,000). This is only the second time in history that a LaFerrari Aperta has been offered at public auction.

Widely recognized as one of the most important supercars created in the past decade, the LaFerrari represents the pinnacle of Ferrari’s longstanding supercar heritage. Drawing on F1-derived engineering and design, the LaFerrari caused a frenzy when it was first released and became an instant classic. The striking futuristic design is complimented by its hulking V12 hybrid engine that produces an astonishing 963 bhp at 9,250 rpm and is capable of more than 200 mph.

The 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Coupé example is finished in Grigio Rventon Lucido, a stunning metallic gunmetal gray with an elegantly accenting Piano black center section and black and red interior- it has covered 5,900 km, which is fairly high compared to some of the delivery mileage examples that were offered at recent auctions.

The 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the ultimate evolution of the groundbreaking model, and only 210 were ever created. Finished in Nero Daytona with red and black interior, this is a true Ferrari masterpiece and a very low mileage example with a mere 510 km on the odometer.

This is only the second occasion on which a LaFerrari Aperta has been offered at public auction, making this an unmissable opportunity for a serious ferrarista to add one of the most collectable cars ever created to their stable. The last of 210 Apertas produced achieved $10,043,000 for charity at the RM Sotheby’s Ferrari Maranello 2017 sale.

Further Modern Supercars at Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018

The Goodwood Revival sale will see further of supercars and historic racers crossing the rostrum, including a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport (£1,400,000-1,900,000), a 1990 Jaguar XJR-11 Sportscar Prototype (£1,200,000-1,500,000), a 1964 AC/Shelby Competition Cobra (£1,200,000-1,500,000) and the ex-Alan Mann Racing Team 1968-69 Type Ford P68 F3L Group 6 Endurance Racing Coupé (£500,000-700,000)

Top Rolls Royce Cars at Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2018

1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette with coachwork by Hooper & Co
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Rolls Royce heritage fleet is a significant collection of coachbuilt motor cars that was manufactured at Crewe under the combined company of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. These cars have been held under the custodianship of Bentley motor cars since the company was divided in 2000. Bonhams has consigned this marvelous collection of eight historically important motor cars and one highly sought-after registration plate for its Goodwood Revival Sale on 8 September.

The star of the collection is the 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV State Landaulette with coachwork by Hooper & Co, which is estimated at £1,000,000-2,000,000. This is identical to the model in which Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was driven to Windsor Castle on her wedding day to Prince Harry, highlighting the significant role that Rolls-Royces have always played to the British royal family.

The 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V ‘High Roof’ State Limousine is another imperious motor car offered in the collection, a model favoured by royalty, captains of industry and heads of state on their most important engagements. It is estimated at £1,000,000-1,500,000.

The collection also includes:

  • 2002 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, the last Rolls-Royce ever built at Crewe (£180,000-220,000)
  • 2002 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph ‘Park Ward’ Long wheelbase saloon (£70,000-110,000)
  • 2002 Rolls-Royce Seraph Saloon, last Silver Seraph produced (£70,000-100,000)
  • 1994/5 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible IV (£200,000-250,000)
  • 1979 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine (£400,000-600,000)
  • 1985 Rolls-Royce ‘Centenary’ Silver Spur Saloon (£80,000-100,000)

UK Registration Plate ‘RR1’ at Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale 2018

A further highlight of the collection is the cherished UK registration plate RR1, surely the holy grail for any true Rolls-Royce enthusiast. It has a presale estimate of £500,000 to £600,000 (US$640,000-770,000). In contrast RRM1 may go for a snip at £100,000-150,000.

Malcolm Barber, Co-Chairman of Bonhams, commented: ‘This is a remarkable collection of cars, and one that beautifully illustrates the history of one of the most celebrated and prestigious companies in the world. Rolls-Royces have been present at countless historic events in recent British history, and the heritage fleet encapsulates the most significant models produced by the marque. We are delighted to have been chosen to offer such an important collection, and it illustrates the longstanding connection and mutual respect held between Bonhams and the most important automotive companies in the world.’