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Bonhams Car Sale

The internationally renowned Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction was held on 24 June. The Festival continues to showcase a mouthwatering selection of cars competing within the idyllic surroundings of Goodwood House and the Bonhams sale, held on the Tapestry Lawn, has been an integral part of the event ever since its inception. Highlight of this year's sale was a pre-war Grand Prix Bugatti which had been tucked away from public gaze in one private British ownership for no fewer than 55 years. It achieved a commanding £1.32-million, bought by the current President of Bugatti France, Mr Thomas Bscher.

Capacity audience   Malcolm Barber   High prices realised
Malcolm Barber, auctioneer extraordinaire, gave an enthusiastic and humorous performance to the capacity audience
1933 Bugatti   Bugatti cockpit
The 1933 Bugatti Type 59 Supercharged 3.3 litre Grand Prix Two Seater, preserved by its former mechanic, now 93, sold for £1,321,500.
1911 Delage   1928 and 1929 Bentleys   1913 Schneider and 1914 DFP
1911 Delage 3 litre type X Two Seat Racer, Paul Bablot's 'La Coupe des Voitures Légères' winning car sold for £331,500.   1928 Bentley 4.5 litre Tourer, £186,300.
1929 Bentley 4.5 litre Le Mans Sports Four Seater sold at £397,500.
  1913 Théophile Schneider 5.6 litre Grand Prix Two Seater. 1914 DFP 12/40hp 2 litre Tourist Trophy Speed Model.
1928 Alta   1935 MG
Foreground: 1928 Alta Supercharged Sports Two Seater, £55,950.   1935 MG Magnette K3 Replica sold for £45,500. Photos: Ian Burt
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