Bonhams inaugural Sale at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting showed a strong trend for iconic 1980s sports cars, achieving a new world auction record for an Audi Quattro as the hammer fell at £287,100 for the 1985 Sport SWB Coupé model.
According to ‘official’ results announced today, the ex-Kitty Maurice 1959 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupé was the top lot of the day, selling for £470,000, but 1980s models achieved excellent prices, with the 1985 Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupé setting a new world auction record for the model at £287,100.
Enthusiasts with a penchant for rallying were also served well by the day’s sale, as the ex-works, Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz 1982 Audi Quattro A1 Group B Rally Car that won Mikkola the 1983 World Drivers’ Championship went under the hammer, selling for £253,480.
Also of motorsport provenance, the ex-Pentti Airikkala, Roger Clark, Ari Vatanen, Björn Waldegård, David Sutton (Cars) Ltd, 1975 Ford Escort RS1800 Rally Car, sold for £85,500.
Elsewhere, keen bidders vied to take home some challenging restoration project cars, with the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV selling for £256,860, the 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage selling for £194,140, and a 1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupé soaring to double its estimate, achieving £32,200.