The annual Goodwood Revival, held every September in Sussex, UK is widely considered to be the world’s most prestigious historic motor racing event. It's also an opportunity for the world's top classic car collectors to pick up something shiny for their garage, thanks to sponsor Bonhams auction house's accompanying sale of vintage sports, competition, and touring motor cars, set for Sept. 18.
Among the offerings at this year's event are over 25 pre- and post-1940 British classics from the collection of auto-parts king Stan West; plus a lot more. Here are our five favorites:
One of West's oldest acquisitions, this stunning piece of automotive history from Bentley's Le Mans-winning glory days in the 1920s—painted British Racing Green, of course—is estimated at $560,000 USD - $840,000 USD.
Even cooler in our opinion (and not one of West's) is this ultra-rare D-Type, a competition icon constructed by Jaguar specifically to win at Le Mans, which it did from 1955–1957. Estimated at $1,300,000 USD - $1,700,000 USD.
A glorious example of the ultimate gentleman's sports saloon, as made famous by Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, this stunner is estimated at $700,000 - $840,000.
A beautiful Burgundy Bentley Continental from the era that inspired the marque's modern super-luxury cars, this example features coachwork by Mulliner and is estimated at $280,000 - $420,000.
Last but not least is a more modern Bond-connected car, the pinnacle of elegant British motoring with plenty of muscle as befitted the Go-Go '80s. Estimated at $180,000 USD - $220,000 USD.