Ferrari Daytona leads the way at Goodwood Revival auction

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupé, sold for just over its upper estimate at £606,300 Bonhams auction at Goodwood Revival 9/9/17.
This Ferrari Daytona was the highest seller at the Bonhams auction during the Goodwood Revival

While the ex-Willment Racing Team 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 in which Jack Sears won the 1963 British Touring Cars Championship took plenty of headlines when it sold for more than double its pre-sale estimate during the Goodwood Revival, the entire collection of cars formerly owned by Sears sold rapidly.

His 1948 MG Midget TC Roadster sold for £28,750 against an estimate of £18,000-£22,000, while a 1996 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth fetched £25,300 despite being estimated £12,000-£15,000.

The highest price of the day was achieved by 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupé, which was sold for just over its upper estimate at £606,300.

A 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental which had enjoyed current ownership since 1975 went for £561,500 (estimate £500,000 to £700,000) and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 fetched an identical price (estimate £500,000 to £600,000).

This 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental went for £561,500

A very early Jaguar E-type, a 1961 “flat floor” Roadster, sold for £309,500.

Limited edition Porsche 911s remain popular. A 2011 GT3 RS 4.0 fetched £287,100 and a 997-series GR2 RS from the same year fetched £208,700.

The 200-lot automobilia section was a great success achieving £576,412 with a 87% sell-through rate. In particular, the Donald and Geoffrey Healey collection was immensely popular, with lots ranging from overalls and signed diaries to prototype blueprints and Mille Miglia trophies.

James Knight, Bonhams global motoring chairman and the auctioneer for the sale, said: “Our long-standing association with the motoring fraternity enabled us to offer historically important collections and we were honoured to represent the Sears and Healey families.

“Both collections enjoyed competitive global bidding and sold spectacularly well, thus proving the continued power of provenance in the motoring market.”

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