Six cool cars sold in the Bonhams FOS sale

25th June 2022
Ethan Jupp

The Bonhams sale at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is over, with a number of the spectacular cars featured finding their next home with eager new owners. We’ve had a look through the results to pick out some star sellers.


Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

We loved to see how well the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera from James Bond’s latest outing in No Time To Die did. Clearly 007’s star power drew the temptation of the FOS bidders, with the super GT crossing the block for £414,000 including premium. Impressive given that aside from its star appearance in the 2021 flick, this DBS is as any other, sans any hidden weapons. We can think of no finer way to show depreciation who’s boss.


Jaguar 31/2 Litre Roadster

A Jaguar 31/2 Litre Roadster from 1938 went well too. This RAC Rally veteran crossed the block at the sale for a healthy £425,500 including premium. A works car in period, it finished first in category for the Group 5 classification with E H Jacobs at the wheel. Chassis number DHP 735 is verified on the Classic Jaguar Association’s SS 100 register as one of the works cars. A deserving hammer price for a lovely pre-war Jaguar.


Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe

An extremely healthy seller too was this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe. Clearly the Festival of Speed audience were spurred on by the debut of the marque’s incredible F1-engined One hypercar because this SLS comfortably exceeded sale estimates. Expected to make a high figure of £150,000, the SLS crossed the Bonhams block for £178,250 including fees. Effectively a brand new car with just 330km on the clock, it’s not actually in drivable condition, having not moved much at all since delivery to its first owner in the Middle East.


Force India F1 Car

A definite curiosity to find a new home during the Bonhams sale was a 2017 Force India VJM10 F1 car. Eye-catching in this pink BWT tester livery (demoing it originally for the following year’s season), this car was driven primarily by Esteban Ocon through the latter half of the 2017 season. How, you may ask, has such a sophisticated modern F1 car sold for just £80,500? Yes, it’s in ‘rolling chassis show car’ configuration, minus its Mercedes-AMG F1 hybrid turbo V6 powertrain. Still, for that money, we reckon it’s a bit of a bargain, even as a giant F1 car-shaped carbon fibre chandelier.


Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Convertible

One of the most impressive sellers however was also the star of the advertisement for the Bonhams sale playing on our screens. Shown cruising through London with the top down, this stunning 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Convertible. One of just 70 made with a well-known history, owned by the same family for near-on 40 years, it sold for £588,440. It has some star power in its past too, given it was delivered new to Sir Peter Hall, who was once described by The Times as “the most important figure in British theatre for half a century”.


Ferrari Dino GTS

As Ferrari’s 296 GTB and SP3 Daytona mid-engined supercars got their Goodwood debuts today, an example of one of Ferrari’s earliest mid-engined cars was crossing the block with Bonhams. A 1973 Dino 246 GTS sold for a sturdy £316,666 including premium. A Ferrari Classiche Certified example, it’s one of just 254 right-hand-drive examples of this car ever made.

Which of these would you have bought out of the Bonhams sale? Were you bidding on something that got away? Let us know.

Images courtesy of Bonhams.

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