|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.