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Legendary Blower Bentley history at Bonhams auction

One of the of all Bentleys, the special single-seater Bentley made by Sir Tim Birkin for at Brooklands went under the recently and came up with the of being the highest price garnered by a Bentley at auction! The and butch red-coloured Blower made history at the Bonhams held on the first day of this Goodwood Festival of Speed it was acquired by an unknown buyer via telephone for a sum of Pounds 5,041,500 it the priciest Bentley ever in


If the price by the Birkin Blower Bentley a princely fortune, think for it barely got it into the top ten of some cars ever to go under the hammer. Here is a list of the top ten at auction over the years.

1. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Prototype — $16.39

At the 2011 Gooding Company’s auction, this Testa chassis number 0666 TR history by being the most car ever sold at an auction in the world. Natural this, it was the first of the Testa Rossa’s, and one a rich racing history.

2. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa million

This breathtakingly pontoon-fendered TR (one of just 22 was sold by RM Auctions at its Leggenda e event held in Maranello in and it also has a rich racing writ large in its CV.

3. 1961 Ferrari GT SWB California — $10.9 million

the property of Hollywood actor Coburn, this car was also one of the big grossers at the 2008 RM Auctions e Passione do at Maranello. Noted radio jockey Chris made the winning bid for this

4. 1931 Duesenberg Model J LWB — $10.34 million

for a wealthy eccentric collector no amount of money being on this ultra special one of a handful built on the long Duesenberg J chassis and with five owners from this Duesy illustrates other special examples of marque can command if ever come up for auction!

5. 1931 Bugatti Royale Coupe — $9.7

Ettore Bugatti’s magnum the Kellner Coupe is one of just six built and curiously the only one to come up for auction. That it a record $9.7 million at a auction in London in the year makes it all the more special. I am that were it come up for today it would hammer record for top dollar at auction.

6. Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial — $9.68 million

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made just 25 of the 540K Roadsters and of this lot only a sported the long tail with a covered spare on the rear deck. On top of that three such cars are to be in existence and such cars come on the auctioner’s block, being sold by direct This car was sold at RM Auction’s Monterey event.

7. 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Rossa — $8.2

Very significant model the Prancing Horse in that it was the ever front engine race car driven by the great duo of Phil Hill and Olivier at Le Mans in 1962. Once it was one of the highlights of the 2007 RM Auctions held in Ferrari’s assembly at Maranello!

8. 1937 Mercedes-Benz Spezial Roadster — $ 8.2

Like the other Spezial this is one of the 25 Spezials of the 406 540Ks Owned by F1 ringmaster Bernie it sold at the 2007 RM Auctions of London’ event at Battersea for then was a record price for a

Bonhams sold this car, one of just 33 built at its auction at Sussex, U.K. The that it was in original condition having been ravaged by or war and without any restoration meant it was a find.

10. 1929 Birkin ‘Blower’ Bentley — million

The car that prompted feature and the latest one to burst the all time priciest cars at top ten, it made this at Bonhams sale at the 2012 Festival of Speed last This exquisite one-of-a-kind racer also broke the for the highest price ever for a British car sold at an auction to

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