At this weekend's sold-out Goodwood Revival meeting, founding sponsor Bonhams will host their 15th annual sale. Headlining Saturday's auction will be an Alfa Romeo 8C 35, which was originally built by and for the Scuduria Ferrari works team. Powered by a mighty eight cylinder engine, it was the first Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car with all-round independent suspension. Despite being raced by the likes of Tazio Nuvolari the 8C 35 struggled against the even more sophisticated German opposition. Having served the Italian team for the better part of two seasons, the cars were sold off at the end of 1936. All but two ended up in South America and none of these returned from their sojourn in one piece. Of the other two, one is now in the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, while the other was first raced by Hans Ruesch from Switzerland and later by Dennis Poore in Great Britain. The latter is the one on offer at Bonhams and is the most original of all 'Tipo Cs' remaining. It changed hands in 1987 for $2.87 million, which at the time was the highest ever paid for a Grand Prix car at auction. The car has since been meticulously restored and has been successfully raced in vintage events. For Saturday's sale the estimate of the spectacular Alfa Romeo 8C 35 is GBP 5.5 - 6.5 million.
One of the other headliners of the Goodwood Revival sale is the third and final Jaguar XJR-8 built for the 1987 season. Run by the Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) team, the Jaguars won the World Championship that year although a victory at Le Mans still eluded them. The car on auction is the only one that was never upgraded to the later XJR-9 specification and has been part of the same collection for many years. With the addition of chassis J12-C-387, our XJR-8 article now includes pictures and details of all three examples. Among them is the very car that Justin Law drove to the fastest time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in July.
A star last year's Revival was the ex-works Ginetta G10, which will also cross the block on Saturday. Beautifully restored the potent machine should fetch in excess of GBP 150,000.
As mentioned above the Revival Meeting has been completely sold out but, fortunately, the fine people at Goodwood have found a way to accommodate those that missed on tickets with an uninterrupted live stream from the Goodwood website.

Enjoy the links:

1935 Alfa Romeo 8C 35 - Images, Specifications and Information

1987 Jaguar XJR-8 - Images, Specifications and Information

1965 Ginetta G10 - Images, Specifications and Information

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