The collection of the late businessman Stan West– ‘Best of British’ marques represented by 24 motor cars
spanning more than 80 years, achieved a 'white glove' sale, with 100 per cent sold. Leading the collection
was a 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon which made £642,200 and was the second most
valuable lot of the day.
In its slipstream was another Bentley, a 1931 4/8-Litre Two-Seater, which raced past its pre-sale
estimate, achieving £603,000.
Another lot making headlines on Saturday was a one owner from new 1971 Iso Grifo 7.4-litre Series II Coupé
which sold for £345,000, considerably above its pre-sale top estimate of £250,000 – a fantastic result for this
time warp machine that had been put away in its owner’s garage in 1974 where it had remained until being
brought to Goodwood.
Tim Schofield, Head of Department, Bonhams Motor Cars UK, said of Bonhams’ first Goodwood Revival
Sale in two years:
“This was an excellent result, and we are thrilled to have set yet another auction world record with the sale of
“We are also especially pleased to have achieved a white glove sale for the Stan West collection. Stan was a
great friend to Bonhams, and we were proud to have been entrusted to handle this collection, which reflected
his passion and enthusiasm for the finest British marques.”
Preceding the motor cars sale was the ever-popular automobilia auction led by the sale of UK vehicle
registration number ‘8 X’, which sold for £197,800, exceeding its pre-sale top estimate of £120,000.
With the imminent release of the new James Bond film No Time to Die, 007-fever had clearly swept the
Bonhams sale room when a 1970 UK tax disc issued to the original ‘Goldfinger’ Aston Martin DB5, used
by Pinewood Studios in the James Bond film, sold for a staggering £25,250, more than 10 times its
pre-sale estimate, following a two-way bidding war in the Bonhams saleroom at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Bonhams Motor Car department will be heading to the USA for its next sale, the debut Newport Concours
Auction taking place on October 1 in Rhode Island, followed by The Zoute Sale a week later (10 October) in