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Racing Ford Galaxie makes £471,900 at Revival sale

Published 11 September 2017

A 1963 Ford Galaxie once owned by legendary racer ‘Gentleman Jack’ Sears was the highlight of the Goodwood Revival Auction at the weekend.

The 7.0-litre ex-Willment Racing Team car achieved a world record price of £471,900 – more than double its estimate - when it went under the hammer on 9 September.

The rest of the Sears collection sold well, including the 1948 MG Midget TC Roadster and the 1996 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Cosworth Sports Saloon, which fetched £28,750 and £25,300 respectively.

Mercedes 190E

Rally and race cars proved popular. The Peter Riley/Tony Ambrose, 1961 Acropolis Rally Class Winner, ex-Rauno Aaltonen, 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk1 Works car sold for £236,700.

While the ex-Alan Good/Doreen Good, 1935 Lagonda LG45 4½-Litre Monte Carlo Rally car sold for £371,100.

The ex-Georges Fillipinetti 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental (which had enjoyed current ownership since 1975) and the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 both achieved £561,500.

The ex-lieutenant-commander Christopher Tomkinson/Darell Berthon 1927 Bentley 3-Litre exceeded its estimate when it sold for £357,660.

Ferrari Daytona

The day’s top seller was a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, which achieved £606,300. In total, Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale achieved £10,731,518. 

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