The Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale is held by Bonhams at Goodwood’s opening race event of the season. We are proud to once again offer a great variety of cars for auction: featuring London to Brighton eligible Veteran cars, modern supercars, Goodwood-eligible race cars and everything in between, there really is something for everyone!
Ahead of the sale, we spoke to Specialist Richard Stafford about his top lots going under the hammer at Bonhams Goodwood Sale. Find out more
Lot 7: 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon
Estimate: £280,000 – £350,000.
The DB5 is an icon of design and undoubtedly one of the most recognisable cars in the world. As the most famous of all ‘James Bond’ cars, DB5s remain some of the most desirable collectors’ motor cars ever produced.
This example is particularly special, having been in current ownership since 1969, and as a result, presents a charming patina and originality. In need of recommissioning, but such a rewarding project!
Lot 8: 2011 Force India-Mercedes VJM-04 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Estimate: £90,000 – £130,000.
This is an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a modern Formula 1 race car. Though show cars come to market with relative frequency, to have the opportunity to acquire a chassis that competed in every single Grand Prix in a season, particularly one that scored points in eight of them is a very rare opportunity indeed. This is not just a team car, it is in fact one of the most-raced single-season Formula 1 chassis ever to be offered for public sale.
Lot 70: 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Four-Door Drophead Coupé
Estimate: £125,000 – £175,000.
Sometimes a car comes up for auction that is so clearly a ‘labour of love’ for the owner. You can’t help but be impressed by the time and effort, and attention to detail that has been put into the build. This car has had a huge amount of development and design effort, with a custom made electrically folding roof enabling top-down motoring at the touch of a button.
Lot 24: 1964 Lotus-Ford Type 23B Sports Racing Two-Seater
Estimate: £75,000 – £90,000.
What Goodwood auction would be complete without a car that has previously raced there? The Lotus Type 23B was designed by Colin Chapman for FIA Group 4 racing, and due to its light weight became known as a ‘giant killer’, often beating the larger engined competition when racing in period. This example comes with recent competitive history in hill climbing and sprints, ready to continue its winning ways.
Lot 59: 1900 Renault Type C 3CV Rear-Entrance Tonneau
Estimate: £60,000 – £70,000.
This is the oldest car in the sale, dating from Queen Victoria’s reign. This particular example has been owned by Renault themselves for over 70 years, what better endorsement could there be! Eligible for the iconic London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, this provides a great opportunity to enter this most iconic of motoring events.