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Goodwood is a busy place when it comes to all things motoring, from iconic race meetings to marque car gatherings to exclusive auctions. The most recent event taking place at the UK’s premier motorsports venue was the Goodwood Revival. What makes this event really cool is that it caters more to the classic and old-school racecars and show cars, and the majority of people who attend the event make the effort to dress up in period-correct clothing which makes for an absolutely amazing atmosphere and a brilliant opportunity for photographers and content creators. Part of the Goodwood Revival is an action that’s filled with some properly amazing classic cars, and one or two modern ones that just happen to fall into the lot. This year the action featured a few classic Aston Martin cars, a bunch of rare Porsches and even a couple of world war-era planes. On the motoring front, the highlight of the lot was undoubtedly the Ex-works team, Ex-Herbert Müller/Gijs van Lennep, Ex-Peter Gregg/Hurley Haywood, Ex-Hector Rebaque Martini Racing Works Team Porsche Carrera RSR 'R7' Endurance Racing Coupé. That’s a mouthful, but that’s what happens when a car has a proven race history. The rare car with a well-documented provenance was tipped to fetch big money, and it did just that on the day, pulling in the second-highest figure from the auction, coming in second only to a 1943 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX Single-Seat Fighter plane.

The Spitfire sold for a very impressive £3,100,000, the most expensive lot of the day. Out of the cars listed for the auction, it was this 1973 Carrera RSR that fetched the most money at Lot 251. There were clearly some very interested buyers at the ready when it was the Porsche’s turn to go under the hammer, some were part of the auction via an online platform and some via telephone, which means that there was some serious international interest in the car. After just ten minutes of bidding and deliberations, the hammer dropped and the car was sold. The final bid was at a whopping £3,000,000, and after the commission and taxes, that equates to a selling price in excess of R72,000,000. Seventy-two million Rand for a well-used competition car is just madness, but to someone out there that price was totally worth it. What’s even scarier is that the car was tipped to fetch between £3,750,000 and £5,750,000. So while it raked in more money than most of us will ever see in our lifetimes - combined, it still fell short of that R135,000,000 target. If I win a Facebook Marketplace bid on an item, it’s gonna be under R1 000, and even that will make me cringe. The only thing we want to know now is who bought the car and what collection it will be joining because it has to be ridiculously impressive.

Take a look at the YouTube video from the latest Bonhams auction held on-site at the Goodwood Revival meeting in the UK. The auction featured a host of amazing and rare cars, but the highlight of the vehicles going under the hammer was most certainly this rare Martini Racing works Porsche, fetching the highest figure for any car in the lot, and second only to a rare fighter plane: Bonhams|Cars Goodwood Revival auction | Live stream | Goodwood Road & Racing

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