The best of Bonhams' Goodwood auction



A multi-million pound collection of rare and unique classic cars will go under the hammer this Sunday at the Goodwood Members' Meeting auction in Chichester.

AOL Cars takes a look at some of the auction highlights.

1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8-litre 'Flat Floor' Roadster

This particular E-Type is the 151st right-hand-drive roadster to ever be built. It is powered by a 3.8-litre straight-six that developed a claimed 265bhp when it was new, and allowed the convertible sports car to hit a top speed of 150mph.

Many enthusiasts consider the early 'flat floor' cars built before February 1962 to be the most desirable of all the E-Types ever produced. This car is one of around 400 right-hand-drive 'flat floor' cars produced, of which roughly 170 still exist. It is expected to fetch at least £160,000.

1903 Clément 12/16hp 4-cylinder Rear-entrance Tonneau Car

Following an extensive restoration, which was completed in 2006, the owner of this stunning 1903 Clément entered it into the famous London-to-Brighton Veteran Car run of the same year.

In 2008, the 2.1-litre four-cylinder vintage car was sold on to its current owner who went on to use it in just three local events. It is expected to sell for between £250,000 to £300,000 when it goes under the hammer this Sunday.

1997 Subaru Impreza 22B-STI Limited Edition Prototype

The Impreza 22B-STI is arguably the most famous Subaru model ever produced. This particular example was the first prototype for the 1998 production WRC car and was displayed to the public at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. With only 400 examples of the production car built, this prototype is an incredibly rare car.

With just 32 miles on the clock, this Impreza is expected to sell for between £65,000 and £75,000 at auction.

1968 Ford Escort Twin Cam Competition Saloon

This 150mph racing car was one of six loaned to the Alan Mann Racing Team in 1968 for competition in the British and European Touring Car Championships.

The Escort is fully road legal, and is powered by a 240bhp engine. While it might not sound like much by today's standards, it pays to remember that the stripped-out racer weighs just 878kg. It is likely to sell for at least £200,000 at auction

1983 Lister Jaguar XJ-S 6.0-Litre 'System III' Coupé

Beneath the bonnet of this staunch-looking grand tourer lies a tuned 6.0-litre version of Jaguar's V12 that produces a staggering 482bhp. This performance comes courtesy of Lister, a famous British racing firm.

This Lister-badged Jaguar XJ-S has had extensive refurbishments carried out on it, and has just 21,897 miles on the clock. As it is estimated to sell for between £20,000 to £25,000, this could be the perfect cut-price GT car.

1976 Jensen Interceptor Series III Coupé

The Jensen Interceptor is arguably one of the coolest cars ever built. This striking-looking GT car is powered by a 300bhp 7.2-litre Chrysler V8 engine, and is one of just 54 Coupe models ever produced. It is expected to sell for between £20,000 to £30,000 at auction.

The best of Bonhams’ Goodwood auction

The best of Bonhams’ Goodwood auction