Macca's Lambo hits right note at Bonhams' Goodwood sale



2015-06-26 12:27:50

Macca's Lambo hits right note at Bonhams' Goodwood sale

The car formerly owned by the legendary Liverpudlian was one of many highlights

Former Beatle and Wings frontman Paul McCartney's 1967 Lamborghini made sweet music today as it was sold by Bonhams for 122,500 ($196,798).

The auction took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which brings car enthusiasts together each year to celebrate both modern and classic vehicles.

 Paul McCartney's Lamborghini successfully sold for $196,798

It was originally expected to sell for 100,000-120,000, so beat its top estimate. This is unsurprising given the fact that it is not just a vintage Lamborghini, but it also happened to be owned by one of the world's most famous musicians.

Anything linked to The Beatles is always going to generate a lot interest, especially when it is something of such high quality like this car.

Beatles' cars often capture the attention of investors. In 1985, the psychedelic Rolls Royce Phantom V once owned by John Lennon sold for $2.29m.

 This amazing Bugatti is beauty personified, and sped its way to $692,000

The 400GT 2+2 was not actually the highlightof the auction though, as that honour went the stunning 1925 Bugatti Type 35B, which sold for a whopping 430,500 ($692,000).

Described as the 'most beautiful racing car of all time', it was owned by former director of the Bugatti owners club Jack Perkins, who died in 1992. He bought it in 1950 for 60 after finding it in Nottinghamshire.

His plan was to customise and make it the fastest possible 35B, resulting in it being equipped with a methanol burning engine and ultra-streamlined body. The work paid off, as it set a time of 52.15 seconds at Prescott, home to the Bugatti owners club, in 1954.

 Built for speed, this powerful 1989 Ferrari reached $568,448

With its unique design, brilliant provenance and superb condition, this is a classic in every sense of the word, which is only likely to increase in value as it gets older and makeits ownera great investment.

Brining things much more up to date was the sale of a 1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, which sold for 353,500 ($568,448). Introduced in the late 1980s specifically to celebrate Enzo Ferrari's 40 years of manufacturing anniversary, this mid-engined, turbocharged beast is an incredible machine. It will undoubtedly become a future classic, if it is not already.

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