Bonhams is known to offer some of the most exclusive cars at its auctions. So bidders who were present at the recent Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars sale at Silverstone were definitely not disappointed. In fact, some of them left with the most enviable wheels that have ever been created. One such mean machine that was sold at this auction and generated a high amount of interest among the bidders was the 2006 Honda F1. Nicknamed Bonneville 400, this car holds the new world land speed record for a Formula 1 racing car after it achieved a speed of 397kph on the Bonneville (now we know where it gets its nickname) Salt Flats in the USA. The car fetched a winning bid of £51,000 ($79,645) way over its pre sale estimate of £10,000-20,000 ($15,600-$31,200).
Another showstopper at this sale was the Datsun 260Z Super Samuri Racing car, ex Winn Percy car. Fondly referred to as “Big Sam”, this red and black two door circuit racing coupe fetched a cool £78,500 ($122,545) at this sale.
The sale was a success fetching £705,330 ($1,100,800) in totality with main contributions coming from the sale of an Aston Martin DBR2 Re-creation, which fetched £140,100 ($218,738) and, a 1935/90 Petersen Bentley Speed Six Tourer Re-creation, which fetched £123,600 ($192,915).