Saturday, August 6, 2022

Super five at Goodwood

1963 Jaguar E-type Lightweight. $7.3m. An original E-type racer, one of a dozen Lightweights made and boasting an impressive competition history. Bonhams sold another ‘63 Lightweight for just over $7m (£6m) in 2017. It was then the most expensive E-type ever sold. This example is an ex-Briggs Cunningham team car that ran in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1963.
1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante. ($2.8-3.4m) Number 31 of only 33 Atalante-bodied T57s made. 16 of those 33 were fitted with an aluminium body, and of those lightweight cars only three boasted a supercharger on the 3.2-litre twin-cam straight eight. This car would do almost 120mph – a hypercar of the 1930s.
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT ($2.25-2.75m) The 250 Europa GT was the blueprint for roadgoing Ferrari GTs. Its 3.0-litre all-alloy overhead-cam V12 with triple Weber carbs made 220 hp at 6,600rpm. This matching numbers car with original chassis, engine, body, suspension and brakes, has a factory-correct restoration and is Ferrari Classiche certified.
1949 Ferrari 166 Inter cabriolet ($1.8m-2.2m) A 2.0-litre V12 took the Tipo 166 to wins in the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Le Mans 24-Hours. And that was just in 1949. One of just three thanks to its bespoke hand-built convertible body. That bodywork, along with its engine, transmission and suspension, are all original from 1949.
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S ($1.75-2.25m) This P400 is one of 338 'S' models with the upgrades that the S (for spinto or tuned), brought with it. The four-cam V12 mounted transversely amidships made the Miura P400 a 170mph-plus car.