Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017: Bonhams Auction

A Ferrari F40 formerly owned by David Gilmour

First registered to Pink Floyd guitarist and singer David Gilmour, this Ferrari F40 is a non-catalyst, non-adjustable suspension model, and has just had a €350,000 restoration. It sold for

With Elton John’s old Bentley, David Gilmour’s Ferrari F40, and Peter Sellers’s Porsche 911 all going under the hammer, this year’s Goodwood Bonhams auction was star-studded

As usual, Friday at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was Bonhams Auction day. And with some incredible lots lined up and a certain former motor racing supremo in the room, there was anticipation in the air.

Some thought the most valuable sale might be the Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight, one of just 17 produced and with an in-period rally competition history, which sold for £830,300. Others suggested it might be the glorious Mercedes-Benz 300SL, a US-spec car that had been in one family’s ownership for 22 years, and which sold for £897,500.

However, in the end, the honour went to a different Porsche; a 356A Carrera Speedster, one of only three right-hand-drive examples produced from Porsche’s production run of 152. To find out how much it went for, browse through our gallery above, and enjoy seeing some other astonishing and unusual road cars of the sort only a top-notch classic auction can throw up.

See more on the Goodwood Festival of Speed:

Gallery: best of Friday

Gallery: Celebrating 70 years of Ferrari

Gallery: the Formula One cars up the hill

Gallery: the cars in the car park

Source: Autocar Online

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