At the Festival of Speed, the Bonhams auction is a set fixture. This year is certainly no exception, and today we take a closer look at three of the finest cars in their lot list. Certainly causing a stir was the second of four Aston Martin DB2 Prototype. Not only did it compete the first 24 Hours of Le Mans race after the War, it is also one of just two DB2s fitted with a four cylinder engine. It has had an eventful life and will be offered in a 'barnfind' condition. With the addition of this car, we now feature three of the four Prototypes, which are pictured in a 46-shot gallery.
A more unusual car consigned is one of the five Bugatti Type 73Cs. Developed immediately after the War, the work on this four-cylinder engined racer stopped shortly after Ettore Bugatti's passing in August of 1947. It is still not entirely clear whether one of the cars was fully assembled in 1947 but what is certain is that parts for five were made. Over the years these have been built up into complete cars. The example consigned was built around engine number 4 and is one of three featured in our detailed article.
In a year during which the 50th anniversary of the Can-Am Challenge Cup is celebrated, a McLaren is a more than appropriate lot. In this case it is the ex-Pacesetter Homes M1B Chevrolet, which was raced by Masten Gregory in period and has more recently been one of the stars during the Whitsun Trophy races during the Revival on the nearby Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Enjoy the links:

1949 Aston Martin DB2 Prototype - Images, Specifications and Information

1947 Bugatti Type 73C - Images, Specifications and Information

1965 - 1966 McLaren M1B Chevrolet Chassis 30-19 -