Mansell-raced Williams sells for $3.39 million at Bonhams

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'Red 5' still posting winning numbers | Bonhams photos

The famed “Red 5,” the Williams-Renault FW14B in which Nigel Mansell won five Grand Prix races in 1992 — and all from the pole position — topped Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on July 5, selling for $3,392,950.

The price set an auction record for a Williams racing car, Bonhams said.

The Mansell-driven FW14B was chassis number 08 and competed in 13 of the 16 F1 race in 1992, with Mansell winning the first five in record-setting form. The car sold at auction after a three-way international bidding battle, Bonhams said.

While Bonhams again failed to report either an overall total auction sales or a sell-through rate, it did proclaim that a 2001 Lister Storm GT1 sports/racing prototype, one of only six produced, sold for $584,634, third-highest price paid at the sale; that a 1933 M J4 Midge sports and voiturette racing two-seater brought $321,187; and a 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 works rally car sold for $288,708.

007 movie Land Rover sells for nearly $400,000

Among other featured sales was a 2011 Land Rover Defender that appeared twice in the James Bond movie series — in Skyfall and Spectre — that sold for $396,973.

Top 10 sales, Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

  1. 1992 Williams-Renault FW14B F1, $3,392,950
  2. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage, $584,634
  3. 2001 Lister Storm GT1 sports racer, $584,634
  4. 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 liter tourer VandenPlas, $577,416
  5. 1998 Jaguar XJ220, $519,674
  6. 2011 Land Rover Defender SVX ‘Spectre,’ $396,973
  7. 1933 MG J4 Midget, $321,187
  8. 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III BJ8 rally car, $288.708
  9. 1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghose Alpine Eagle, $288,708
  10. 1934 MG NE Magnette, $238,184
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(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

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Bonhams returns to Goodwood for its Revival Sale scheduled for September 14.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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