PR: Ahead of our Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, we spoke to Head of the Motor Car Department for Bonhams UK, Tim Schofield about his top lots going under the hammer at Goodwood on 24 June.
Lot 373. Used in the 'James Bond' motion picture, No Time to Die, 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Coupé. Estimate £400,000 – 500,000.
Bonhams has a history of successfully selling cars from the James Bond films, and so we are delighted to present an Aston Martin which featured in ‘No Time to Die’, the final outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond.
In ‘No Time to Die’, the DB9 was driven by Nomi, Bond’s successor as 007, with Daniel Craig as her passenger. The car was loaned to Eon Productions by the vendor who was its first and only owner. The film company kept the DBS for two years for filming and promotional purposes and covered 800 of the car’s 850 recorded miles.
This car presents a golden opportunity to acquire a real 007 Aston Martin used in a Bond film. The car has the ‘No Time to Die’ sill plaques and engine plate indicating that the Aston’s ‘final inspection’ was carried out by Daniel Craig….
Lot 308. First owned by the late Sir Peter Hall CBE, 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Convertible. Estimate £650,000 – 800,000.
Although the DB5 is internationally recognised as THE James Bond car, it was its predecessor, the DB4, which introduced its iconic Italian style. The DB4 equally suits its Coupé and Convertible guises but in fact, the soft-top is the more rare car, with only 70 ever produced. This matching numbers Aston Martin features an interesting and upgraded specification, including triple SU carburettors, a factory hard-top, and excellent provenance, having been first owned by the late Sir Peter Hall CBE, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, where the new car was delivered.
Lot 344. The ex-Denis Flather, 1937 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 Roadster. Estimate £650,000-750,000.
The epitome of a pre-war sports car, the handsome 328 Roadster is beautiful to drive and comfortable to sit in. It has been owned by the vendor, who bought it aged 21, for more than seven decades. During his ownership, the car has been a daily driver, continental tourer and hill climb regular and has given “more than 70,000 miles of pleasure”. The 328 was the subject of a two-year nut and bolt restoration, completed in 2017, which preserved its originality while returning the car as close as possible to new condition earning the car a deserved ‘Best in Show’ award at that year’s London City Concours.
Lot 367. 1938 RAC Rally works team entry, 1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster. Estimate £400,000 – 600,000.
The SS 100 was the first high-performance car to bear the Jaguar name and was marketed primarily as a competition car. This example truly defines the marque, campaigning the 1938 RAC Rally as one of three Works cars. The Jaguar has been in its present family ownership since 1980, with only one believed keeper before then. With production limited to 112 cars due to the outbreak of the Second World War, this historic model is eligible for a wide variety of the most prestigious historic motor sports events including the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Retro.
The Peter Blond Collection
The Peter Blond Collection
A former gentleman driver and great friend of Bonhams, the late Peter Blond, who successfully campaigned in period at the Goodwood motor circuit, will be honoured in our saleroom, with the auction presenting a trio of Rolls-Royces and a Bentley owned and restored by him. This is an exquisite quartet of pre-war elegance ad is led by a 1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre All Weather Sports Tourer, (estimate £120,000-140,000). This example was the Olympia Show car for that year, featuring particularly rare ‘Four Door, Four Light’ coachwork, the Bentley was Peter’s first foray into road-going sports cars and was retained by him for more than 60 years.
Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale | 24 June 2022