A racing icon headed the entries at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 5 July. A legendary Williams FW14B that dominated the 1992 season was offered by its private owner in running order, including the complex hydraulic active-suspension system. Nigel Mansell completed the perfect double with chassis 08 at each of the opening five races – bagging pole and the win – helping the Brit claim the ’92 drivers’ title.
Brightwell’s, 10th July
Highlights include a 1923 Vauxhall OE 30-98 Mulliner Two-Seater . Chassis OE50 was owned by the well-known creator of the GN Wasp, Jack Moor, from 1934 until 1966 and has been with the consignor’s family since 1976 (estimate £180,000 – 220,000). Brightwells’ sale also features a 1961 Jaguar XK150S 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe, estimated at £110,000 – 160,000. The car is one of just 199 examples in this spec and has covered a scant 19,578 miles from new, with single family ownership from 1964.
Historics’, 13th July
Notable entries include a 3,250-mile right-hand drive 2002 Ferrari 550 Barchetta (estimate £250,000 – 285,000); an elegant 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet which had been kept by its previous owner for some 42 years (estimate £56,000 – 65,000); and a French-registered right-hand drive 1961 Aston Martin DB4 (estimate £370,000 – 390,000).
Barons’ Summer Classic Sale, 16 July
A rare example of BMW’s first generation M5 is in the line-up at Barons’ Summer Classic Sale on 16 July (estimate £39,000 – 46,000). This 1986 E28 model was built for BMW’s press fleet, leaving the factory with Special Individual Paint and Interior options. The car had been treated to a full restoration and engine rebuild by its previous owner, a technician at Vines BMW, and comes complete with 29 stamps in the service book and a wealth of invoices supporting its well-maintained history.
Pete Waterman’s 1989 Porsche 928 GT will go under the hammer at H&H’s 24 July sale with a guide of £40,000 – 50,000. Owned from new by the record producer, the recently serviced GT was supplied by Chariots of St Albans and now shows just 23,000 miles.
Silverstone Classic sale, 27th -28th July
Silverstone Auctions rounds off the month with its annual Silverstone Classic sale, held from 27-28 July. Star attraction is a left-hand drive 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing at £850,000 – 1,000,000. The Gullwing began its life in the US, prior to being imported into the UK in 1989 by the late Peter Warr, remaining with the ex-Lotus F1 Team Manager until purchased by the consignor in 1993.
Other big-ticket entries include a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 at £575,000 – 675,000; a 1995 Porsche 911 RS, one of 100 built in Clubsport spec (estimate £170,000 – 200,000); and a 2018 Ferrari California T ’70th Anniversary’ with just 78 delivery miles from new (estimate £255,000 – 285,000).
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Images courtesy of Glenmarch and Silverstone Auctions, Barons, Historics, Brightwells and Bonhams.