Ferraris top Bonhams sale at Goodwood SpeedWeek

1967 330 GTS tops auction, selling for more than $1.6 million

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1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC sold for $686,134 at the Goodwood SpeedWeek auction | Bonhams photos

Albeit with social distancing and other health precautions in place, Bonhams staged a live sale of collector cars at the Goodwood SpeedWeek event and reports that a trio of classic Ferraris topped the event.

Leading the way was a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, one of only 100 produced. In bidding that Bonhams likened to a “tactical and strategic” boxing match between two suitors, the car eventually sold for $1,639,336 (price includes buyer’s fee).

1963 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

That sale came just three lots after a recently restored 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS coupe sold for more than $400,000 and just a few lots before a 1969 365 GTC, part of the Chester Collection and one of only 22 with right-hand drive, brought $686,134. 

Bonhams noted with pride that a pair of vintage and W.O. Bentley-designed Lagondas — a 1939 V12 drophead coupe and a 1938 V12 Le Mans — were among the top-10 sellers at the auction.

Ex-John Surtees BMW 503

Also of note was the sale, for more than $297,000, of the 1957 BMW 503 formerly owned by the late John Surtees, the only person to win Formula One and world motorcycle racing championships.

Bonhams did not announce an overall sales total or a sell-through rate.

Top-10, Bonhams at Goodwood SpeedWeek 2020

  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, $1,639,336
  • 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC, $686,134
  • 1963 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, $403,050
  • 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1, $356,433
  • 1939 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe, $297,027
  • 1957 BMW 503, $297,027
  • 1954/86 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ evocation, $267,325
  • 1957 Bentley S1 Continental coupe, $257,209
  • 1936 Lagonda LG45 sports tourer, $222,770
  • 1939 Bentley 4 1/4-liter VandenPlas-style tourer, $215,345
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(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

The next sale for Bonhams motor car division is scheduled for October 30, The Golden Ave of Motoring Sale 1886-1838, at the company’s London New Bond Street facilities.

For more information, vist Bonhams website.

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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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