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Bonhams Car Sale at Goodwood Festival

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale was held on 7 July. 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. A stunning selection of sports, competition and collectors' motor cars, automobilia, F1 memorabilia and models were sold and the highlight of this year's sale was the car number plate 'M1'. This sold for £331,500 - a new world record price for a registration plate.

Bonhams sale   'M1' number plate
This first Cheshire registration number was secured by Lord Egerton of Tatton's son, Maurice, in 1903. It was used on his Darracq, and several other cars later on. On his death in 1958 Tatton Park was left to the National Trust. 'M1' was sold for £331,500 and went to a private UK bidder, for his son's sixth birthday. The proceeds will be used to continue the preservation of Tatton Park.
The auctioneer, Jon Baddeley, taking bids from a large and enthusiastic audience.  
1965 AC Cobra   1964 Aston Martin DB5   1973 Ferrari Dino
This 1965 AC Cobra Roadster sold for £227,000, well over estimate.   Superb 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon, virtually as new, sold for £139,000.   Iconic red 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT Berlinetta, fetched £64,200.
1903 Locomobile   Bristish classic cars
1903 Locomobile 8hp Steamer Car. Rebuilt in the 1980's and dubbed 'Likamobile'.   Selection of Bristish classic cars, including a 1952 Morris Minor Convertible which went for £3,450, and a 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4-litre Drophead Coupé.
1934 MG Q-Type	Midget
Bonhams sale attracts hundreds of enthusiasts. In the foreground is a 1934 MG Q-Type Midget (ex-PB) Sports. Photos: Ian Burt