Goodwood Revival Sale Highlights

. July 26, 2007

Important Sports, Competition and Collectors’ Cars, Automobilia and Models
The Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
31 August 2007

1927 Bentley 6 1/2-Litre All Weather Tourer

The only 6 ½-Litre Bentley to be bodied by Corsica, this car has been in the same family for the last 60 years. Originally a Hooper drophead coupe, it was sold new to Captain JFC Kruse, who had the car rebodied by Corsica ten years later as an elegant all weather tourer. It was sold to Colonel Bevan in 1937 and then to Colonel Balden in 1947. The car raced at Brooklands in the early 1960s and more recently has taken part in Bentley Owners’ Club meetings. Estimate £270,000-300,000

1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Sport Landaulette by Castagna

Many Isottas from this period were sold to the US, but the registration documents indicate that this car was first registered in Britain, and one of the first owners was rumoured to be the Mayor of Portsmouth. This rare Isotta spent many years hidden away in Aberystwyth, having been moved at one point when shed and car were inundated, following storms and an exceptionally high tide. The present owner, who bought the Isotta unrestored over 20 years ago, undertook a complete restoration and has maintained the car as part of his small private collection ever since.
Estimate £200,000 – 250,000

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
An excellent restored example by marque specialists in Germany, offered with factory hard-top and enhanced with front disc brakes.
Estimate £210,000-225,000

1957 Maserati Tipo 350S Recreation
£125,000-175,000

1958-59 Lola-Climax Mark I sports-racing car

An excellent example of the extremely pretty and highly successful Eric Broadley-designed sports-racing car which broke the equally shapely Lotus 11’s two-year stranglehold on 1100cc sports car racing in 1958-59. This particular car – chassis number ‘BR21′ which is fitted presently with a 1220cc Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine – has had only two owners from new, Lord Clydesdale and Lord March. Lord Clydesdale raced the car extensively in the Far East, before shipping it back to the UK where he set about restoring it to its original form. Lord March bought the Lola in 1998 and completed the restoration before racing it in his inaugural Goodwood Revival Meeting.
Estimate £90,000 – 110,000

The ex-Paddy Hopkirk Works 1966 Austin Mini Cooper S – registration GRX 5D
This is one of the three infamous works Minis that finished 1st, 2nd and 4th in the 1966 Monte Carlo rally and were then disqualified for a dipped headlight infringement that allowed a Citroen to claim 1st place. GRX 5D had finished 4th driven by Paddy Hopkirk. Later that year the car was driven to 9th place by Timmo Makkinen on the Tulip Rally. The following year, modified by the works to Mk 2 specification, the car won the Circuit of Ireland rally with Paddy Hopkirk back at the wheel. The car’s extensive competition history comprises 11 works rallies between 1966 and 1968, including the 1968 Shell 4,000 in Canada, driven by Hopkirk – making this the only works Mini ever to compete in N.America. In more recent years the car has been part of the renowned Turkington Collection from N. Ireland, coming out of the collection earlier this year to be entered into Bonhams’ sale.
Estimate £70,000-80,000

Other collectors’ cars include:

c.1960 Abarth Alfa Romeo 1000GT Colani Coupe
c.1935 Fiat 508S Balilla Coppa d’Oro
c.1972 Abarth Osella 2000 Sport Spider

Automobilia highlights include:

The Geoffrey Goddard Collection Part 2

To include a series of photograph albums from his personal collection, featuring colour, black and white and mixed albums; a series of photographs printed by Goddard from George Monkhouse negatives from 1935 – 39 of Mercedes/Auto Union racing; also further items from his collection of models including a wonderful group of land speed record cars and a selection of fine small scale ship models.

The late Geoffrey Goddard was one of motor racing’s best known photographers. Part 1 of the Collection was 100% sold at last year’s Bonhams Revival sale and included the sale of Denis Jenkinson’s Rolleiflex camera for £4,600.

A large and comprehensive collection of Grand Prix racing driver autographs

Dating back to the 1950s, the collection consists of approximately 5600 signed photographs in 16 ring bound volumes of racing drivers who competed in a Grand Prix in the Formula 1 world Championship including Bellof (8 signatures) Fangio (15) Gonzalez (8) Phil Hill1 (13) Hulme (4) Hunt (6) Jones (43) Land, Pironi (5)Regazzoni (42) Rindt, Schumacher (4) Senna (15) Servoz Gavin (7) Trintignant (7) Villoresi (6) and many many others.
Estimate £15,000-20,000

A fine hand-built Jaguar D-Type 2:3 scale child’s paddock car
An accurate replica of the world famous 1955 Works supported Ecurie Ecosse Team car, finished in correct Flag Blue metallic with Brown trim. This wonderful little car is powered by a 110cc OHV Electric Start petrol engine with integral 3 speed sequential gearbox and reverse gear. Features also include double wishbone front suspension and disc brakes, handbrake, correctly geared steering, working lights and horn and pneumatic tyres fitted to steel wheels. Measuring 259cm long and 112cm wide, this charming children’s car features an extremely high standard of workmanship throughout and is the perfect paddock run-around for the young connoisseur. A custom built trailer is included in the sale.
Estimate £10,000-12,000

Also included in the automobilia sale will be:

Frederick Gordon Crosby (1885-1943), ‘Dawn of the Tigress’,
A signed, watercolour with charcoal on paper, which was used as the front cover of The Autocar in August 1931, estimate £8,000-10,000

A fine and early pair of bronze desk figures ‘Automobile & Aviation’ after Ferrand, French, circa 1905, measuring 21 inches high , Estimate £2,000-3,000 Michael Wright, ‘1936 Mille Miglia’, depicting the winning 8C Alfa Romeo of Brivio and Ongaro , estimate £2,000-2,500

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