A Talbot owned by the fastest man on Earth and a legendary Aston Martin race car replica are just two in a long list of highly sought-after classics going under the hammer this weekend at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting.
A 1913 Talbot 15hp Works Hill-Climber that was owned and raced by Sir Malcolm Campbell – a racing driver best known for breaking nine land speed records between 1924 and 1935 – is estimated to fetch between £140,000 and £180,000.
The Aston Martin is a 1961 DP214 Replica GT Competition Coupe, described by Bonhams as “a dazzling feat of engineering and construction”.
It’s a ‘faithful replica’ of the legendary DP214 chassis. Just two were built, with one crashing in a tragic accident at the Nurburgring in Germany in May 1964. British driver Brian Hetreed died in the smash and the car was taken back to England to be destroyed.
This model is one of three known replicas of that car. As an indication of just how much dedication was put into the replication process, this car is valued at between £600,000 and £700,000.
A Bonhams spokesperson said: “The Members’ Meeting Sale is Bonhams’ first Goodwood sale of the season – Festival of Speed in June and Revival in September complete the Bonhams/Goodwood trio – and it draws a huge crowd of people who are celebrating what is in many ways the start of the classic car season.
“Visitors come from all over the world to experience both the glamour of Goodwood and the exhilarating atmosphere of a Bonhams auction.”
— BONHAMS (@bonhams1793) March 16, 2017
Other cars going under the hammer include a modernised 1972 Jaguar E-Type with a £100,000 estimate, a 1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Group A race car that could fetch more than £95,000, and a 1997 Subaru Impreza 22B-STI prototype expected to reach around £65,000.