Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale Yields £17 Million

By Paul Joseph

Bonham’s annual Festival of Speed auction saw spectacular figures this weekend, with a total of £17 yielded from the sale of an array of classic automobiles.

Among the cars to go under the hammer was the ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster Team Car, LM19, which sold for £2,9 million, one of the highest amounts ever achieved for a pre-war British sports car.

The Aston Martin has competed at high profile races down the years including Le Mans, the Ards TT, the Mille Miglia, the RAC TT, and the 1936 French Grand Prix outing.

James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director and auctioneer on the day, said: “We’ve had another phenomenal sale at Goodwood, with excellent figures achieved across the board as we offered some highly sought after, truly top tier collectors’ motor cars.”

Elsewhere, a 1961 Porsche RS-61 Spyder offered by Sir Stirling Moss, sold for £1.9 million, a 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4-litre Coupé sold for £393,500 and a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1.5 million.

The Bonham’s Goodwood Festival of Speed sale took place in June 27th.

By Paul Joseph