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Jaguars, Bentleys dominate Bonhams sale at Goodwood Revival

Million-dollar D-Type with unusual history tops the sale

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Jaguar supercars from two different eras and cars from the Stan West Collection were among the top sellers at Bonhams Goodwood Revival collector car auction this weekend in England. 

A 1956/1980s Jaguar D-Type sports racer owned by Goodwood Revival racer Valentine Lindsay topped all sales, going to its next owner for $1,102,611. Joining it among the top-5 sales was 1993 Jaguar XJ220 driven little more than 400 miles and selling for $634,794.

While the D-Type topped the sale, a trio of vintage Bentleys claimed places 2, 3 and 4 among the top-5.

Bonhams said the Goodwood Revival auction posted a 73 percent sell-through rate and overall sales of $15.03 million. The auction house added that the price paid for the XJ200 was a world record auction amount.

Bonhams, Jaguars, Bentleys dominate Bonhams sale at Goodwood Revival, ClassicCars.com Journal
1993 Jaguar XJ220
Bonhams, Jaguars, Bentleys dominate Bonhams sale at Goodwood Revival, ClassicCars.com Journal
The D-Type in vintage racing competition

The D-Type (XKD 570) began its existence as a mid-1950s example that had yet to be painted when it was dismantled by the Jaguar factory so that its engine and transmission could be sent to the company’s competition department and installed in another D-Type (XKD 403) that had been damaged. 

In the 1980s, XKD 570 was reassembled and began taking part in such events as the Mille Miglia reunion. The car spent part of the 1990s in the US under the ownership of Jaguar enthusiast Gary Schaevitz, who reportedly reunited the car with its original engine. 

Former Formula 2 racer Alistair Walker acquired the car and took it back to the UK. Since 2009, it had been campaigned in vintage events by Valentine Lindsay, son of the late Patrick Lindsay, a director of Christie’s auction house and who was considered among the most prominent of British classic car collectors and racers.

Bonhams, Jaguars, Bentleys dominate Bonhams sale at Goodwood Revival, ClassicCars.com Journal
1926 Bentley 6.5-liter Le Mans tourer from the Stan West Collection
Bonhams, Jaguars, Bentleys dominate Bonhams sale at Goodwood Revival, ClassicCars.com Journal
‘Goldfinger’ Aston Martin tax disc

Meanwhile, three of the 24 cars offered from the “Best of British” marques collection of the late Stan West sold for top-10 prices, a 1965 Bentley R-Type Continental going for $886,228, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-liter bringing $584,011, and a 1926 Bentley 6 1/2-liter Le Mans tourer selling for $539,757.

Among other highlights of the auction was a one-owner 1971 Iso Grifo 7.4-liter Series II coupe that sold for $476,096, well above its highest pre-sale estimate. The car had been in storage since 1974. 

Also soaring above its pre-sale estimate — and by 10-fold — was the 1970 UK tax disc issued to the original Aston Martin DB5 used by Pinewood Studios in the James Bond movie Goldfinger. The disc sold for $34,844.

Top-10 sales, Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2021

  1. 1954/1980 Jaguar D-Type (XKD 570), $1,102,611
  2. 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental, $886,228
  3. 1931 Bentley 4/8-liter 2-seater, $832,133
  4. 1930 Bentley 6 1/2-liter Le Mans replica, $691,926
  5. 1993 Jaguar XJ220, $634,794
  6. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2, $584,011
  7. 1926 Bentley 6 1/2p-liter Le Mans tourer, $539,575
  8. 1937 Jaguar SS 100 2/1/2-liter roadster, $507,835
  9. 1971 Iso Grifo 7.4-liter Series II coupe, $476,096
  10. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, $457,052

(Prices include buyer’s fee.)

Bonhams, Jaguars, Bentleys dominate Bonhams sale at Goodwood Revival, ClassicCars.com Journal
1971 Iso Grifo 7.4-liter Series II coupe

Bonhams next motor car auction is scheduled for October 1 at the Audrain Newport Concours d’Elegance in Rhode Island. 

Larry Edsall
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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