$12.3m auction sets Bonham record at Goodwood

The rain and the champagne have been flowing at Goodwood, and so too have the pounds sterling, evidenced by Bonham's setting a sales record with $12.3 million worth of vintage metal sold. Top honors after six hours of bidding went to a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Spider, for which somebody parted with $2.8 million. Six other cars went for more than $440,000, including Lord Carnegie's 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental that fetched $509,000. In ample demonstration of the bidding fever, even a Leyland transporter went $124,000 -- no less than $100,000 above its estimated sale price. The fifteenth annual Bonham's auction is now in the record books as the fourth most valuable auction the UK has ever seen.

[Source: Sports Car Market]

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