Each year the Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates all things automotive in festive style with a plethora of traditional events. One of those events is the annual Bonham’s auto auction, which netted an astronomical $39 million USD this year!
The photos are items from Bonham’s auction at the FOS this year. The offerings included a variety of automobile memorabilia from decades gone by.
The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed has certainly one-upped many of the previous years. This year hundreds of supercars, classic cars, never before viewed newbies and more gathered together to illuminate an already bright event. Perhaps it was the heady mix of too much power and fuel that led buyers to shell out a bit more at Bonham’s auction this year? The overall proceeds were steeper than the epic Hill Climb event at Goodwood.
Bonham’s is one of the oldest and most trusted auction houses in the world, and the wealthiest collectors look to this event when they are in the market for a new piece. The automotive auction section of the festival this year featured approximately 100 exotic vehicles up for grabs. There were also more than 400 automotive collectors items on the auction block, which surely helped to raise the overall proceeds.
The real star of the show was the Ferrari that sold for nearly half of that $39 million. It was a 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus and she nabbed an absolutely astonishing $18.3 million dollars. This model packs a 4.9-liter V12 engine producing 400 Prancing Horses. The Plus in the name indicates that it produces the 375 horses in the name, plus more. In my best Peter Griffin from Family Guy voice: Why not just call it the Ferrari 400?
Fun facts: The Ferrari 375-Plus model was not available to the masses until the end of its run. It features Pininfarina and Carrozzeria coachwork.
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