Goodwood's Bonhams Auction Is Packed With Breathtaking Cars You Can't Afford

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If you enjoy being in the company of cars of your dreams, then head along to the Revival's Bonhams auction.

With so many vintage vehicles prepped for action on the Goodwood Circuit, you'd be forgiven for thinking all the big hitters at the Revival would be the cars that are entered into the myriad Trophy races. However, that's not necessarily the case: on top of the Earls Court homage exhibit, the Saturday auction also has some pretty stellar cars on display - with this year's Bonhams jam perhaps having an automotive roster that rivals the main Revival.

There are so many incredible automobiles being sold off through Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival this year (84, if you want a precise number), it's impossible for us to list every single one. As a result, here comes the severely agonizing task of trimming the list down substantially. We'll include the Porsche Jadwagen we discussed a while ago, but other vehicles you may not have heard of - such as the 'Red Dragon' Aston Martin 2-Litre Speed racing car, the ultra-rare Vauxhall Chevette HS, and the world's only Daimler Dart SP250 with a folding hardtop roof also get a worth mention. Oh, and there's also the Pontiac Six Motorhome. Yes, such a thing exists, and it's just as awesome as it sounds.

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The real highlight for us, though, is the Rolls-Royce Phantom Brougham de Ville. Whilst the £700,000/$1 million asking price is nothing compared to the Porsche 550 that Bonhams is expected to shift for $8 million, the coach-built Phantom is, to our eyes, a far more special and unique machine. The bodywork is truly one-off, for instance, and we love the car's back story (it was allegedly commissioned as a surprise present for the client's wife). Above all else, though, it's the interior of the Brougham that's the true draw for us, with the undoubted highlight being the hand-painted fresco on the roof. If we could only buy one vehicle from the Revival's Bonhams auction, it would undoubtedly be this one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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