A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon sold for $832,100 as the top result of the Bonhams Goodwood Members’ classic car auction 2019.
Although a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon to Vantage specification was the most-expensive car sold at the Bonhams Goodwood Members’ 2019 sale, the top results were dominated by German cars. A 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC sold for $466,000 while a 1955 Porsche 356A Speedster sold for $315,665. Elton John’s 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer achieved $293,000. UK vehicle registration number plate U8 sold for $218,000.
Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale 2019
Bonhams scheduled the Goodwood Members’ Meeting 2019 sale on Sunday 7 April 2019. This was the 77th Members’ Meeting to take place at the historic Chichester estate.
Bonhams achieved a sell-through rate of 70% earning £5,613,530 – £3 million more than at the same event in 2018.
The Members’ Meeting sale is the smallest of the three annual auctions Bonhams currently arranges in coordination with Goodwood. The more important auction is during the Goodwood Festival of Speed – for 2019 a highlight at that auction will be the 1992 Williams-Renault Formula 1 car driven by Nigel Mansell to five Grand Prix victories.
Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Sale Top Results
A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon to Vantage specification proved to be the ‘best of British’ as the top lot sold at the Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Sale 2019, realising £636,600 from an international buyer in the room.
British and German marques dominated the top selling lots. A 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupé from Turkey’s Key Museum achieved £356,500, while a 1955 Porsche 356A Speedster sold for £241,500.
A 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE ‘Slant Nose’ Coupé sold for £161,000, well above its estimate (£100,000 – £130,000), and the NEC Classic Car Show Meguiar’s Concours winner, a 1960 Porsche 356B 1600S T5 Cabriolet, realised £138,000.
Stardust was provided by an ex- Sir Elton John Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer, delivered new to the singer in 1974, which realised £224,250, while a star of the racetrack, a 1966 McLaren M1B Group 7 ‘Can Am’ Sports Racer, sold for £172,500 to a telephone bidder.
Similarly attracting high bids was the private number plate ‘U8’ which achieved £166,750. Also reflecting the varied lots featured in yesterday’s sale were a child’s Auto Union Type C ‘Silver Arrow’ pedal car by Audi Quattro which sold for £6,325 and a Lamborghini Cingolato 3402 CTL tractor which achieved an estimate-beating £27,600.
James Knight, Group Motoring Chairman at Bonhams, said: “We are very pleased with our first UK sale of 2019. It exceeded last year’s total by some distance and we attracted global interest, selling lots to the USA, Australia, the home market and any number of countries on the Continent.
With lots ranging from pioneering Edwardian vehicles to rock stars’ sports cars, Bonhams’ offering yesterday was typically unique and diverse.”
Other Top Results at Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Sale 2019
Further top results at the Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Sale 2019 included:
- – 1966 Citroen DS21 Décapotable – £117,300
- – 1908 Columbia Electric Victoria Phaeton – £58,650
- – 1927 Delage 14HP DIS Tourer – £49,450
- – 1954 Austin Healey 100 BN1 Roadster – £42,500
- – Ex-Dean Martin 1973 Excalibur Series II Roadster – £75,900
Fittingly, following the successful sale of the DB5 at Goodwood, the marque will be the focus of Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sale on 19 May 2019 at Wormsley Estate, High Wycombe.
Bonhams will return to the Goodwood estate on two further occasions this year: 5 July for The Festival of Speed sale and 14 September for The Revival Sale. The 1992 Williams-Renault Formula 1 car driven by Nigel Mansell to five Grand Prix victories will be the highlight of the Festival of Speed 2019 Sale.