Bohmans is putting together its sale for the 2018 Goodwood Revival, one of the most iconic events in the classics motorsport world. Held at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, there’s even a period dress code so yeah, the “revival” part of the event is taken pretty seriously. The sale will be held September 8th and you can check out all the lots up for grabs in the auction page here, but these 7 are our picks for the most interesting and desirable. We left out the Cobra because that’s just a no brainer, but if you wanna count it as our 8th pick, go right ahead because that thing is beautiful!
1952 Bentley R Type Continental
If class is what you’re looking for, you’d be pressed to find anything more proficient at exuding it than the R Type Continental. This extremely charismatic Bentley completely erases the line between art and function, establishing itself as a true rolling sculpture, a functional masterpiece of endless charm. With just a tad over 200 units made, the R Type isn’t just beautiful and endlessly appealing, it’s also pretty damn rare. This makes it extremely desirable for the folks who look to stand out of the crowd without needing to go after the latest wild exotic. The Continental is a gorgeous cruiser and a thing of glamour the likes of which you just can’t find in a modern ride and. These are not cheap, but that’s sort of the whole point, you wouldn’t want them to be. The R Type is the kind of old world charm you can’t put a price on (well, you can and it’s about a million bucks, but you get our point).
Price (Estimated): 776.053 to 886.918 € (899.290 to 1.027.761 USD)
1979 Rolls Royce Phantom VI
Have you really made it if you’re not being driven around in a Rolls Royce limo? No, no you have not. A more limited production model than its predecessor, the Phantom VI still gathered an impressive list of owners, amongst which was – of course – the Queen of England. In fact, this particular example up for auction is said to have been loaned to the royal household at times, so if over 19 and half feet of old timey luxury is your kind of thing, you can rest assured in the fact that if it’s good enough for the Queen, you’ll very likely have no complaints either. These are of course tremendously outdated on the luxury factor and you’d miss the high tech toys, but if price is not an issue than between this and a new Phantom the choice is pretty easy. Okay, okay…fine. We’ll admit this is a really tough sell outside the collector/events market and the clientele is like day and night between the two models, but the VI definitely feels more special than a brand new Phantom.
Price (Estimated): 443.459 to 665.188 € (513.880 to 770.820 USD)
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta
The second prettiest (the GT SWB takes the cake in our opinion) in the most illustrious Ferrari lineup ever, the 250 Lusso is one of the finest testimony’s of a Ferrari way of doing things which we’ll never see again. Now the company is all about the tech and the numbers – which is only logic, nobody’s getting by on nostalgia alone – but there’s something to be said about a time in which your car wouldn’t make the vast majority of decisions for you. Even if the simpler times nostalgia played no part in this, vintage Ferraris are all about a very special brand of irresistible charm and that certainly shows in the big price tags attached to them. With its glorious V12 and stunning Scaglietti body, the Lusso was made to turn heads wherever it went and we do hope that whoever picks up this legendary grand tourer at auction doesn’t stuff it into a garage for 364 days of the year.
Price (Estimated): 1.108.647 to 1.662.971 € (1.284.701 to 1.927.051 USD)
1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack
We cover these often on For Sale! and there’s a very good reason for that: the V8 Vantage is hands down one of the coolest cars to ever come out of England, especially in the coveted X-Pack spec, a rare option on what’s already a pretty limited numbers production car. The purest form of a very, very unusual subset of cars – “British muscle”, the V8 Vantage still holds respectable performance figures to this day, with a 0 to 60 time of just over 5 seconds. The Vantage is everything a sports coupe should be: powerful engine, simple manual gearbox and killer looks. It’s no wonder they steadily demand good values.
Price (Estimated): 332.594 to 443.459 € (385.410 to 513.880 USD)
1968/69 Ford P68 (F3L)
If you’ve never heard of the Ford P68, we can’t blame you because this extremely distressed and concerned looking Ford (seriously, this is the most alarmed looking car we’ve ever seen) being offered for sale is one of only 3 ever made. A Ford Europe backed project for Alan Mann Racing in England, the P68 was banned from racing pretty much right after it showed up, so it’s no wonder they’re not the most well known endurance racers in the world. Despite looking like the most badass mix of Lola T70, GT40 Mk IV and 330 P4, the Ford P68 wasn’t that great as a race car. It was unstable and unreliable; despite the very interesting Cosworth V8 and some pretty clear potential, the P68 was unpredictable, moody and it did what it wanted, when it wanted. For instance, it annihilated the competition to take pole position at the 1968 Spa 1000Km, only to the fail immediately during the first lap of the race. At the Nurburgring 1000km of the same year, driver Chris Irwin crashed so bad at the Flugplatz section that he had to end his career afterwards due to the injuries suffered. In 1969, Jack Brabham flat-out refused to drive it because the car was so unstable. Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting of the obscure endurance racers, the P68 just happens to be absolutely stunning and any collector with an eye for the special and the unusual stuff will be extremely happy with it.
Price (Estimated): 554.324 to 776.053 € (642.350 to 899.290 USD)
1956 Fiat Bartoletti Transporter
A race car transporter with one of the most accomplished and interesting careers in the business, the Fiat Bartoletti hauled for the Maserati, Scarab, Shelby, Alan Mann and David Piper racing teams. Plus, it was featured in Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans”. You can read a little bit more about the Fiat Bartoletti in a previous AV post here and the Bonhams auction description of it is pretty fascinating as well, definitely worth the long read.
Price (Estimated): 554.324 to 665.188 € (642.350 to 770.820 USD)
2009 Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV
Couldn’t be all vintage, right? This modern addition to our selection is properly special though, the last hurrah of the Murciélago before passing the torch to the Aventador: the LP 670-4 Supervelocce. And that’s not just a name or a gimmicky add-on, the car really is super fast. A proud carrier of the Miura and Diablo legacy, the SV’s 661hp V12 guarantees a 0 to 60 time of just over 3 seconds. Just 186 LP 670-4 Murciélagos were made and they’re a must for any serious Lamborgini enthusiast, not just because they’re the pinnacle of the Murciélago evolution, but also because they’re the end of a long, long era as well. When the Aventador was introduced, a whole new V12 was developed for it, but with the Murciélago the origins of its engine can be traced all the way back to the 1964 350 GT. The LP 670-4 SV isn’t just an amazing looking exotic or an incredibly quick car; it’s also the legacy of one of the most iconic car manufacturers in the world.
Price (Estimated): 243.902 to 288.248 € (282.634 to 334.022 USD)