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Bonhams Car Sale at Goodwood Festival 2007

Bonhams' record £6.1-million sale at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 22 June is the best ever in the event's fifteen-year history. Once again Bonhams lined up an important selection of sports, competition and collectors' cars, automobilia and models for sale at the Festival. This year's highlight was a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spyder which sold for £1,409,500. This well-known example of perhaps the finest of pre-war Italian road-cum-racing cars belonged to British Alfa Romeo specialist David Black who acquired the car in 1975 in poor condition and set about a comprehensive restoration. Other top lots included a 1904 Panhard-Levassor 35hp 7.3 litre Chain-Driven Two Seater, £452,500, and a 1926 Mercedes-Benz Model K 6,240cc Supercharged Torpedo Transformable, £441,500.

A huge and enthusiatic audience.
A huge and enthusiastic audience ensured competitive bidding. The sale saw no fewer than fourteen cars surpass £100,000.
Photographs and art.   1932 Alfa Romeo
1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Spyder which realised a spectacular £1.4-million.
1904 Panhard-Levassor.
The automibilia section also excelled with some art and photographs selling well above top estimates. The UK registration plate 'FAT 1' went for a whopping £56,500.   1904 Panhard-Levassor 35hp 7.3 litre chain-driven two seater sold for £452,500.
Photos: Ian Burt