Goodwood, 13 July, 2018
Bonhams held its annual Festival of Speed sale, its 50th ever
auction at Goodwood. A total of £32,046,159 was achieved, with
several world records broken in the process.
The most valuable lot of the sale was the exquisite ‘2 VEV,’ the
ex-Essex Racing Stable, 1961 Aston Martin ‘MP209’ DB4GT
Zagato which achieved a staggering £10,081,500, making it the
most valuable British car ever sold at European auction. It
sold in the room to a European buyer.
Setting the world record for the most valuable BMW ever sold
under the hammer at auction was the John Surtees CBE, one
owner from new, 1957 BMW 507 Roadster which realised
£3,809,500 against a pre-sale estimate of £2,000,000-2,500,000.
After a tense and lengthy bidding exchange, the motor car sold in
the room to a European buyer.