The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale took place 5 Jul 2019 with Bonhams offering a range of collectable high-end classics and interesting automobilia.
Winners of this highly anticipated sale were spearheaded by a Williams-Renault FW14B Formula 1 car which was piloted by the illustrious Nigel Mansell who was victorious in Grand Prix races from pole position a staggering five times.
- Acclaimed as the finest-ever F1 Williams
- Adrian Newey’s first World Champion masterpiece
- A record-breaking utterly dominant design
- The most sophisticated and complex F1 car of the early 1990s
- The ‘Best of British’ focus on ‘Mansell Mania’ ’92
1992 World Champion Mansell about the FW14B in an interview with Bonhams Magazine:
“It was just a fantastic year, with a fantastic car!”.
Those five pole positions are signified by the red stars there within the car’s cockpit today. He then won each of those great Grand Prix races, in succession – in South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and in the ‘San Marino‘ Grand Prix, run at Imola in Italy. So five gold stars accompany the red…
FW14B chassis 08 was eventually sold for an incredible £2,703,000 at auction during the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.
Second Place At Goodwood
Second place at Goodwood was a glorious 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV 4.2-Litre Vantage Sports Saloon.
Bonhams stated the copy guarantee form reveals this particular DB4 Vantage, chassis number ‘982/R’, was built in right-hand drive configuration and left the factory equipped with overdrive, a 3.77:1 rear-axle ratio, and chrome wheels. It is also one of only seven Series IVs fitted with the DB4 GT instrument panel with its separate gauges.
One of the most collectable of post-war Aston Martins sold for £465,750.
A very respectable third place at Goodwood went to ‘Old Mother Gun‘, the 1927 Bentley Jackson Special – a timely offering in Bentley’s centenary year. The first 41/2-litre Bentley was a Le Mans and Grand Prix winner before dominating at Brooklands in the 1930s, setting speed records of 120mph and 130mph, before later recording an official top speed of 148mph, selling for £460,000.
More information on the auction can be found here.