This weekend’s Goodwood Revival 2008 is set to be the most expensive yet – the grid for the Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration race has been independently valued by Bonhams automotive auction house at an eye-watering £85 million.
The valuation for the one-hour, two-driver race closed-cockpit GT cars – which originally took place at Goodwood between 1960 and 1964 – makes it the most expensive grid of historic racing cars ever to appear together in one race.
Goodwood Revival 2008: the drivers’ list
Derek Bell, Martin Brundle, Patrick Tambay, Jean-Marc Gounon, Christian Horner, Richard Attwood and Jackie Oliver will take to the fast and tight circuit in some of the finest and most valuable GT racers ever produced.
The list of entrants reads like a Who’s Who of schoolboy fantasy garages, including the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, GTO and 330 LMB, AC Cobra and two original Shelby American Cobra Daytonas, an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and Project 214, plus the Lightweight Jaguar E-types.