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Goodwood auction: Ettores Bugatti and Elton John's Aston Martin

Bonhams auction in Goodwood
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The estimates of the 82 vehicles on offer add up to around 16 to 22.5 million euros.

Ettores Bugatti

With the Type 57C, Ettore Bugatti's son Jean created a milestone in automotive design. A very special Type 57C is on offer at Goodwood: chassis number 57335, which Ettore Bugatti himself drove. The owner is said to have received the car from his workers in 1938 as a birthday present. The fact that this coupé survived the war is thanks to Bugatti works driver Robert Benoist, who hid it in a safe place. After the war, Pierre Marco, Bugatti's general manager, drove the car. The factory owned 57,335 until 1959. Later he was rarely seen in public. Insiders assume a maximum bid of well over 1.2 million euros.

In one hand for 47 years: Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS

Lot 234, a 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Supercharged Spyder, has been in the hands of Carol Corliss for 47 years, who initially had the car completely restored and then used it at numerous events. Ten years ago, a new body was made at Western Coachworks of Derby. The estimate is between 480,000 and 560,000 euros.

Lotus collection by Olav Glasius

The lotus collection by the Dutchman Olav Glasius is also unique. A total of 24 Lotus will be auctioned on June 29, 2012 in Goodwood. The collection includes racing cars and street models as well as three unique concept cars. With the 1956 Lotus Eleven, a former works racing car that was used in the Le Mans 24 Hours is also included. The estimates for all 24 Lotus add up to more than 1.5 million euros.

Le Mans racing car

Elton John's Aston Martin

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, which Elton John received in 1985, is comparatively cheap. The British musician had the displacement expanded to seven liters in 1992, which alone is said to have cost £ 25,000. At this point the odometer read 8,390 miles. The Aston Martin was auctioned in 2001 and is now offered with a mileage of approximately 44,000 miles. The estimate is81,000 to 110,000 euros.

You can find all lots of the auction with details in our photo show.


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