Bonhams Motoring Magazine Summer Edition


• This year's Festival of Speed at Goodwood will feature an astonishing number of Ferraris – 11 – led by the beautiful 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB 6C Berlinetta. Following closely behind is a 1972 365 GTB4 'Daytona' Berlinetta, and a Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina from 2002.
• Now in its 19th year, Bonhams' sale at Quail Lodge is one of the most important auctions of collector cars in the world. This year's auction features several magnificent motor cars, including a rare 1994 Porsche 964 3.6 Turbo Flachbau, a 1949 Alfa Romeo Platé Special, and a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO.
• Richard Holt explores how – and why – the McLaren P1 hypercar became an instant classic; Simon de Burton tracks the tale of Earl Howe and his Bugatti, and we take a closer look at the Aston Martin that took on the Le Mans 24-hour.

  1. The ex-John Buffum, Hannu Mikola, David Sutton Motorsport Audi Rally Team,1981 Audi Quattro 2.2-Litre Rally Car  Chassis no. 85CA900146

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    A rally good car
    The Audi Quattro rewrote the rule book for high- performance cars in the 1980s, says Ruth Fletcher

    In the 1980s, the Audi Quattro was the rally car of choice for aspiring champions. With its revolutionary four-wheel drive transmission, it left competitors in the dust. The 1981 Audi Quattro 2.2-Litre Rally Car offered is believed to be the first model ever brought to the UK. Initially used as a press car, it went on to earn its ...

  2. Exquisite Restoration by Marque Experts,1935 MERCEDES-BENZ  500K CABRIOLET ACertified by Mercedes-Benz

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    Full flight
    Superchargers gave Mercedes-Benz the edge in the battle for pre-war motoring supremacy, says Andrew Currie

    Few experiences in motoring can match the sound and fury of a supercharged Mercedes-Benz in top gear. The system of supercharging used by the car was derived from the company's experience in aero-engine design – a system of supercharging that enabled German aircraft during World War I to gain a performance advantage by boosting engine power at altitude.

    The star ...

  3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Berlinetta  Chassis no. 08647GT Engine no. 08647GT

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    Horse power
    The Ferrari 275 GTB is one of the most desirable motors ever produced by the great Italian stable, says Isobel Cockerell

    "The demands of mass production are contrary to my temperament," proclaimed Enzo Ferrari in 1964. The results of this philosophy are made manifest in the 1966 Berlinetta 275 GTB Ferrari, to be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in June.

    Each 275 GTB was bespoke. Ferrari was still small enough to cater to individual client's desires, and ...

  4. Just 1,150 miles from new,2014 McLAREN P1

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    Hybrid vigour
    When McLaren supplemented their petrol engine with the power of an electric motor, the company reinvented the hybrid. The result, says Richard Holt, is an instant classic

    Some cars are exceptional. A couple of years ago a McLaren P1 was parked outside a hotel in Geneva where members of the press were staying during the city's motor show. I watched as one journalist after another spotted it with barely containable glee, before proceeding to drool over its functionally beautiful lines like schoolchildren and take pictures of ...

  5. 1931 BUGATTI TYPE 51 GRAND PRIX TWO-SEAT RACER  Chassis no. 51121

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    Gentleman's relish
    Simon de Burton traces the story of the legendary Type 51 Bugatti driven by Earl Howe who showed that you are never too old to go racing

    If you think you've left it too late to go racing, Earl Howe's story might persuade you otherwise. Born into an illustrious naval family in 1884, his prime years were book-ended by the two World Wars, and it was a full decade after the end of the first when he decided to get behind the wheel and compete ...

  6. The Ex-Aston Martin works team, Le Mans 24-Hours, Spa 24-Hours Ex-Lance Macklin, Nick Haines, Arthur Jones, current family ownership since 1965,1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car  Chassis no. LMA/2/49

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    Dire straights
    A promising performance at the 1949 Le Mans 24-Hours laid the foundations for Aston Martin's future success, says Matthew Wilcox

    The 1949 Le Mans 24-hour race, the first held after the war, holds a unique place in the hearts of fans of British motor racing. It was the competition that kickstarted Aston Martin's post-war rise to global fame.

    At the time though, nothing can have seemed more improbable. The fortunes of the Feltham manufacturer were hanging by a thread ...

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