Bonhams Classic Car Auction at Goodwood Members' Meeting

Bonhams Classic Car Auction at Goodwood Members' Meeting

To be held today, 21 March, the Sale will be the third Bonhams auction hosted at Goodwood, alongside the annual Festival of Speed Sale (26 June 2015) and the Goodwood Revival Sale (12 September 2015).

Leading the auction is the ex-Kitty Maurice 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupé. Spotted racing at several Members' Meetings, the beautiful sea-green coupé is offered with an estimate of £600,000-700,000.

Ordered new in April 1955 by a Mrs. Kitty Maurice of Castle Combe, Wiltshire, the car travelled to France for the famous Le Mans 24-hour in June of that year, acting as support vehicle for the AFN (Archibald Frazer-Nash) entries.

The car's second and final appearance at Le Mans came under the ownership of John Dashwood. Competing alongside Bill Wilks, Dashwood raced hard for three hours before suddenly sliding into a sandbank at Arnage due to fading breaks.

James Knight, Bonhams International Motoring Director, said: 'Bonhams' auction at the Goodwood Members' Meeting completes our trio of sales at this famous motoring location. The timing is perfect, allowing buyers a full season of recreational or competitive motoring for the year ahead.

'The Members' Meeting is a fantastically revived re-enactment of Goodwood race meetings from yesteryear, and provides the perfect backdrop for a Bonhams auction.

'Consignments are now being accepted for this newly established sale, and we look forward to presenting our customers with some exceptional entries.'

The Goodwood Members' Meeting is a new kind of motor racing event, conceived by Lord March to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC (British Automobile Racing Club) Members' Meetings held 'in period' at Goodwood Motor Circuit from 1949-1966.

Located at the Chicane Paddock within the motor circuit, the auction will be streamed live online via the Bonhams website, and will feature over 50 sports, touring and classic motor cars.

'Bonhams has been a loyal partner of Goodwood ever since the first Festival of Speed in 1993 and the decision to hold an auction at the 73rd Members' Meeting to complement the annual Festival of Speed and Revival sales is a testament to the value of our association,' said Lord March.

'I'm sure the Members' Meeting sale, which is sure to include some stunning historic cars, will be another great success.'

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