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John Whiteman Reports

Bonhams had an important sale of Sports, Competition and Collectors cars at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting with the ‘cover star’ of the catalogue a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren selling for an above estimate £425,000 with only 39 recorded miles!  Another featured car was a re-creation of one of the 1954 Bristol 450 Le Mans cars which competed at the Sarthe and at Reims and returned in 1955 before being recycled.

Photos Courtesy Bonhams Cars

 From an earlier era, a 1934 MG Q-Type Monoposto, one of eight built, and driven at Brooklands by Doreen Evans realised £103,500 and a 1936 Frazer Nash TT Rep changed hands for an above estimate £276,000.  A fascinating ‘project car’ the 1952 ex-Tony Gaze Alta Racing Single Seater, a driver much associated with Goodwood, sold for an above estimate £78,200. 

Delivered new to California, a 1959 Fiat-Abarth 750GT Zagato ‘Double Bubble’ Coupe found a new home for £89,700, but of the competition cars a 1953 Turner F2 failed to sell as did an ex-works 1959 Austin-Healey 3000 MkI rallied by the famous Donald and Erle Morley.


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