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Rare 330 GTS Top Lot ... Ferrari Fever at Bonhams Goodwood Speedweek Sale


 

Goodwood, 18th October, 2020 

A 4-litre 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS - one of only 100 spiders produced - was the hit of the Bonhams Goodwood SpeedWeek Sale, selling for £1,269,400, after a tense bidding battle. 

Second only to the GTS in the 17 October auction was another rare example of its successor, a 4.4-litre 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC, one of only 22 right-hand drive variants, which sold for £531,300. 

The 330 GTS was subject to lengthy “tactical and strategic” bidding by two determined bidders, one online and the other linked by telephone. Their battle was likened to a boxing match, as the increments rose and fell, by the sale’s auctioneer, James Knight, Bonhams Motoring Group Chairman.

Claimed in the period by Ferrari to be the ‘world’s finest convertible two-seater’, the 330 GTS remains one of the Maranello-marque’s rarest soft-top V12 models. This example was luxuriously appointed with leather seats, electric windows and optional Borrani wheels. 


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Ferrari Fever

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, coachwork by Pininfarina, estimate £1,200,000 - £1,500,000

Claimed in period by Ferrari to be the ‘world’s finest convertible two-seater’, the 330 GTS remains one of the Maranello-marque’s rarest soft-top V12 models, with only 100 examples produced. 

The 330 GTS specification included leather seats and electric windows as standard, with optional Borrani wire wheels as fitted to this car.


 

The 365 GTC offered yet more power and performance, yet attained the unmistakeable Pininfarina-styling of its predecessor. This well-travelled example had been owned in Italy, Canada and the USA before arriving in the UK and professionally restored in the 1990s. 

A third Ferrari which caught the attention of the bidders was another Pininfarina-styled model, a 1974 Dino 246 GTS Coupé which sold for £300,000. This late ‘chairs and flares’ example, featuring Daytona-style seats and flared wheel arches, had been recently restored to 100-point concours-standard.

Pre-war motor cars also proved popular at the sale, including two W.O Bentley designed Lagondas, among the most sophisticated and exclusive motor cars of the period. 

1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupé, offered from the estate of Michael Patrick Aiken MBE and previously owned by another successful businessman, Eric B Fox of Fox’s Glacier Mints, sold for £230,000. This example was professionally restored and was a class-winner at Pebble Beach in 2007.

1938 Lagonda V12 ‘Le Mans’ style Sports Tourer achieved £207,000. This example had had its chassis shortened in the 1950s for hill climbing purposes, then was further refurbished in 1994 to Le Mans specification by the vendor. 

The Bonhams Sale was part of the Goodwood SpeedWeek event, a one-off weekend celebrating the best of the Festival of Speed and Revival, both of which were cancelled due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19.

One figure familiar to the circuit, the late John Surtees MBE, was celebrated in the Bonhams saleroom. Offered directly from the estate of the only world champion of both Formula One and Motorcycle Grand Prix was a rare 1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet, which sold for £230,000.

Surtees was only the second owner of the 503 – one of just three right-hand drive examples, and used this BMW as his personal car for nearly 30 years. 

Another Goodwood related car that took the chequered flag was a 1961 Emeryson 1.5-Litre Formula 1 Single-seater, originally raced by the Écurie Belge team and campaigned at the circuit in period, which raced away for £161,000

Sholto Gilbertson, Head of the Bonhams Goodwood Speedweek Sale, said: “The calibre of motor cars on offer was truly world-class and, like the Goodwood Speedweek weekend, celebrated the very best of historic and more modern automotive performance, design and engineering.

“We were pleased to get back to a live sale format and delighted to host a number of clients in the saleroom, respecting social distancing and all COVID-19 related guidelines.”

As ever, the Bonhams automobilia auction generated much interest. Notable sales included the registration number ‘RR 3’ which sold for £126,500, while a collection of seven pre-war Romeo P2 clockwork tinplate toys, modelled on the successful 1924 racing car designed by Vittorio Jano, brought out the competitive spirit in bidders, racing past their estimate to achieve £30,062

The next auction to be staged by Bonhams Motor Cars is the Golden Age of Motoring Sale for veteran, vintage and post-vintage motor cars on Friday 30 October at the New Bond Street saleroom. 

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates

Results
incl. Buyer’s
Premium

201

1960 MGA FIA Competition Roadster

GHN/91842

£14,000 - 20,000
(NR)

£25,300 €27,828

202

ca. 1958 Albatross Continental MkI Speedboat

 

£13,000 - 15,000

£11,500 €12,649

203

1983 Ford Fiesta 1300 Group 1 Saloon

VS63XXWPFBCU
79326

£35,000 - 45,000

Not Sold

204

1957 Austin Healey 100/6 Convertible with Hardtop

BN4-0-31508

£30,000 - 40,000

£31,625 €34,785

205

1933 Riley 9hp 'Brooklands Special'

6023934

£45,000 - 55,000

£43,700 €48,066

206

1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Open Tourer

GBJ38

£27,000 - 34,000

£31,050 €34,152

207

1965 Porsche 356C Coupé 'Outlaw'

131232

£40,000 - 50,000

£49,450 €54,391

208

ca. 1962 Land Rover Series IIA 109" SAS Military 4x4

25113989D

£38,000 - 45,000

£27,600 €30,358

209

1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupé

14069

£200,000 - 300,000

£230,000 €252,983

210

1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series I Sports Saloon

DB4/148/R

£250,000 - 350,000
(NR)

£276,000 €303,580

211

1952 Lagonda 2.6-Litre Drophead Coupé

LAG/50/450

£50,000 - 60,000
(NR)

£40,250 €44,272

212

1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Coupé

0R0772604F54Y

£50,000 - 70,000

£50,000

214

1992 Porsche 911 Type 964 Carrera 2 9m11ST Conversion by Ninemeister

WP0ZZZ96ZNS
400562

£80,000 - 140,000
(NR)

£132,250 €145,465

215

1973 Aston Martin V8 Sports Saloon

V8/10535/RCA

£70,000 - 80,000

£63,250 €69,570

216

1990 Fichtel & Sachs-BMW Group C3 Sports Prototype

C3 ES 902

£70,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

217

1929 Austin Seven Ulster Replica

134035

£18,000 - 25,000

£20,700 €22,768

218

1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster

9500100

£70,000 - 80,000

£80,500 €88,544

219

1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Sports Saloon

LML/539

£180,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

220

1968 Porsche 911S 2.0-Litre Targa Coupé

119310317

£90,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

221

1971 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupé

135BC0004792

£55,000 - 65,000

Not Sold

222

1957 BMW 503 3.2-Litre Cabriolet

69141

£220,000 - 260,000

£230,000 €252,983

223

2008 Bentley Azure Convertible

SCBDC48H29CH
13767

£90,000 - 110,000

£86,250 €94,868

224

1997 Aston Martin V8 Volante LWB Convertible

SCFDAM2C5WBR
89005

£85,000 - 95,000

Not Sold

225

1938 Lagonda V12 'Le Mans'-style Sports Tourer

16015

£190,000 - 240,000

£207,000 €227,685

226

1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupé

BC44BG

£195,000 - 295,000

Not Sold

227

1957 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT 6th-Series Coupé

B20 3857

£170,000 - 180,000

Not Sold

228

1997 Bentley Continental T Coupé

ZCBZU23C7VCH
53467

£60,000 - 80,000

£63,250 €69,570

229

1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8-Litre Coupé

T825215DN

£110,000 - 130,000

Not Sold

230

1924 Vauxhall 30-98 OE-Type Velox Tourer

OE 188

£200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

231

2016 Miller Racing Special Re-creation 'The Craftsman'

H8900

£120,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

232

1964 Lotus Elan 26R Hardtop Coupé to FIA Specification

26/3926

£40,000 - 60,000

£40,250 €44,272

233

2001 Renault Clio Sport V6 Hatchback

VF1C61A
0623966

£38,000 - 42,000

Not Sold

234

1984 Jaguar XJ13 Re-creation by TWR Replicas

SAJJNACC7CC
116203

£300,000 - 400,000

Not Sold

235

1988 Ford Sapphire RS Cosworth Competition Saloon

WFOFXXGBBFHM
36563

£40,000 - 45,000

Not Sold

236

1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

1S2566

£90,000 - 100,000

Not Sold

237

2018 Ferrari 488 Spider 70th Anniversary

234246

£190,000 - 230,000

Not Sold

238

1938 Bentley 4¼-Litre Coupé

B8MR

£140,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

239

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Series 2 Coupé

AR1900C 01713

£175,000 - 225,000

Not Sold

240

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Drophead Coupé

S678338

£75,000 - 95,000

Not Sold

241

1965 Porsche 911 'SWB' Coupé

302204

£115,000 - 170,000

Not Sold

242

1936 Alvis 4.3-Litre SA Drophead Coupé

13178

£90,000 - 120,000

£86,250 €94,868

243

1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Sports Tourer

B52GA

£320,000 - 350,000

Not Sold

244

1936 Lagonda LG45 Sports Tourer

12087

£170,000 - 190,000

£172,500 €189,737

245

2015 Aston Martin AM Works 60th Anniversary LE Vanquish Volante

SCFFPLCGU7FGK
02481

£160,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

246

1970 McLaren M8C Can-Am Sports Prototype

 

£260,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

247

1972 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 5.7-Litre Sports Saloon

V8/10620/RCA

£135,000 - 155,000

Not Sold

248

1968 Porsche 911 2.0-Litre Targa Coupé

11860047

£100,000 - 170,000

£43,700 €48,066

249

1952 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica MkII Sports

421/200/FN176A

£300,000 - 400,000

Not Sold

250

1965 Attila-Chevrolet Mark 3 5.0-Litre Sports-racer

302C

£90,000 - 110,000

Not Sold

251

1995 Ferrari 456 GT Coupé

100729

£40,000 - 45,000

£37,375 €41,109

252

1926 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupé

11608

£350,000 - 400,000

Not Sold

253

1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre Vanden Plas-style Tourer

B-137-MX

£220,000 - 240,000

£166,750 €183,413

254

1967 Porsche 912 'SWB' Coupé

12802007

£37,000 - 55,000

£26,450 €29,093

255

1990 Aston Martin Virage 6.3-Litre 'Wide Body' Coupé

SCFCAM15LBR
50009

£40,000 - 60,000

£48,300 €53,126

256

1932 Richard Bolster Special Monoposto

RB1

£140,000 - 170,000

Not Sold

257

1939 Citroen 'Light Fifteen' Roadster with Dickey

104003

£70,000 - 90,000

Not Sold

258

1939 MG VA Drophead Coupé

2323

£50,000 - 60,000

Not Sold

259

1969 Cooper-Chevrolet T90 Formula A/5000 Racing Single-Seater

F1C/3/69

£85,000 - 115,000

Not Sold

260

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi Coupé

40331

£200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

261

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo LE Coupé

WP0ZZZ93ZKS
000803

£135,000 - 175,000

£126,500 €139,140

262

2005 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider

144647

£70,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

263

2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante Convertible

SCFAC02A6GB
05600

£25,000 - 35,000

£28,175 €30,990

264

1955 Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé

S804459

£80,000 - 100,000

Not Sold

265

1992 Ferrari Testarossa

90563

£90,000 - 120,000

£80,500 €88,544

266

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupé

1426502

£65,000 - 75,000

Not Sold

267

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon

SHS43

£20,000 - 30,000

£27,600 €30,358

268

1927 Rolls-Royce 20hp Panel Brougham de Ville

GAJ15

£50,000 - 60,000

£48,300 €53,126

269

1963 Jaguar E-Type 'Series 1' 3.8-Litre Coupé

860970

£120,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

270

1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Tourer

45GN

£115,000 - 150,000

£115,000 €126,491

271

1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 Berlinetta

17327

£60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

272

1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible

SAJJNADW3DB
157017

£24,000 - 28,000

Not Sold

273

2013 RUF CTR3 Clubsport Coupé

WO9BM0382DPR
06019

£600,000 - 900,000

Not Sold

274

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider with Hardtop

AR191207

£80,000 - 100,000

Not Sold

275

1961 Jaguar Mk2 3.8-Litre Sports Saloon

219866DN

£40,000 - 60,000

£44,850 €49,331

276

1926 Bentley 6½/8-Litre 'Le Mans' Tourer

WB2565

£600,000 - 800,000

Not Sold

277

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon

BC27C

£800,000 - 1,000,000

Not Sold

278

1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type Low Chassis Sports 'Simplon'

S90

£1,000,000 - 1,200,000

Not Sold

279

1936 Railton Eight Drophead Coupé

642134

£30,000 - 50,000

£36,800 €40,477

280

1987 Cadillac Allanté Convertible

1G6 VR3 171 H41 005 30

£10,000 - 15,000 (NR)

£12,650 €13,914

281

1959 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Roadster

S830451

£80,000 - 100,000

Not Sold

282

1961 Emeryson 1.5-Litre Formula 1 Single-seater

1004

£150,000 - 200,000

£161,000 €177,088

283

1987 Ferrari 328 GTS

69231

£90,000 - 130,000

£109,250 €120,167

284

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

92766

£80,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

285

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupé

WDD 199 3761 M000524

£220,000 - 280,000

Not Sold

286

1997 Ferrari 456 GTA Coupé

109951

£80,000 - 120,000

Not Sold

287

1959 Ford Zephyr MkII 2.4-Litre Competition Saloon

178163

£40,000 - 60,000

Not Sold

288

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

07362

£300,000 - 350,000

Not Sold

289

1991 Ferrari F40

88446

£900,000 - 1,300,000

Not Sold

290

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante

DBVC/3734/R

£550,000 - 650,000

Not Sold

291

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

10113

£1,200,000 - 1,500,000

£1,269,400 €1,396,249

292

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Coupé

194375S
103663

£50,000 - 70,000

Not Sold

293

1962 Lotus Elite Coupé

EB 1611

£70,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

294

1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster with Hardtop

121-040-10-019958

£100,000 - 120,000

£155,250 €170,763

295

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupé

AR 380785

£75,000 - 85,000

Not Sold

296

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

03478

£250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

297

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon

DB6/2450/R

£230,000 - 260,000

Not Sold

298

1954/86 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé Evocation

112-02-11-
0008954

£200,000 - 250,000

£207,000 €227,685

299

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC GTC

12747

£500,000 - 600,000

£531,300 €584,392

300

1972 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Litre Coupé

AM115/49.2472

£200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

301

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon

DB5/1436/R

£700,000 - 800,000

Not Sold

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