This Daimler V8 is the only one of its kind to have been given the Vicarage convertible treatment.
Once modified, it was sold to Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, and then Chris Evans. It fetched £74,300, including buyer's premium.
In its period Can-Am Championship livery, this McLaren M1B racer had a lengthy competition career and was recently subject to an extensive restoration.
However, unfortunately, it failed to reach its reserve.
An old acquantance of ours, this beautiful Bugatti Type 46 5.3 litre with a Weymann Sportsman's Saloon body was the very car that was road-tested by The Motor magazine in 1930, and then again by Autocar in 1931.
This one did sell, for a princely £281,500, including fees.
This Mercedes-Benz 190SL was recently imported to the UK from South Africa, where it underwent a full, nut-and-bolt restoration to concours condition. It sold for £75,420, including the premium.
Just some of the incredible lots at the Bonhams Auction. The MG Midget in this image only had delivery mileage, and sold for £28,750, including fees.
Ordered new by none other than His Highness the Maharana Sir Fateh Singh Bahadur of Udaipur, this Derby-built Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was fully rebuilt just four years ago, which explains why it sold for £550,300, including fees.
A heavily modified DB2/4 Mark II which essentially formed the basis of the DB Mark III, this unique Aston Martin competed in the 1958 Monte Carlo rally, driven by Raymond Baxter. It sold for £337,500, including buyer's premium.
Its first owner was Elton John, and this Bentley Continental Convertible even had the distinction of appearing in the video for his song 'Nikita' and still bears the registration B20 ELT. It went for £91,100, including fees.
This glorious Alfa Romeo 6C was restored fully by Murray Rainier in the 1970s, and is a former Gurston Down hillclimb record holder.
It fetched £225,500, including the premium.
Incredibly, this Aston Martin Lagonda Series II was used by the vendor when he was a student, to travel to school in Switzerland from his homes in the UK and France. Not a bad student car, eh? One of the best around and maintained by Aston Martin Works, this glorious example of 1980s wedgery sold for £40,250, including fees.
The variety of cars entered into the auction is obvious from here.
One of only 17 right-hand drive cars with an in-period competition history, this jaw-dropping RS Lightweight was ordered with several desirable options including the limited-slip differential, and had its engine rebuilt in 2007. It fetched £830,300, including buyer's premium.
Imagine how the excitement of sitting here, about to drop half a million quid on some exquisite slice of automotive exotica.
The Mercedes SL72 AMG is one of the marque's rarest models, with a version of the Mercedes 6.0-litre V12 bored and stroked out to 7.3 litres. That gave it 525bhp and a 0-62mph time of just 4.8 seconds. This, the fourth of 35 SL72s produced, achieved £74,300, including the premium.
Bernie Ecclestone was in the audience for the sale, and even partook of some of the bidding.
The current owner of this Mercedes 300 SL is only the third; it was purchased from its second owner in the USA in 1989 and imported to the UK, where it has since been exhibited at the Hurlingham Club Concours. It went for £897,500, including the buyer's premium, making it the most expensive car to sell at Goodwood.
The property of Thor Hushovd, Norway's most successful racing cyclist, this Porsche 911 GT2 RS was ordered with a list of options as long as your arm, and has covered just 8900km (or 5500 miles in real money). It sold for a whopping £320,700, including fees.
There were only 54 examples of the Talbot-Lago T14LS built, but this one is rarer still as it's the exclusive Special version. It was also used as a factory demonstrator when it was new.
As usual, Friday at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed played host to the Bonhams Auction.
And while a few very lucky buyers managed to make purchase of some extremely desirable blue-chip classics, the rest of us ogled at the paint and chrome, and gasped at the prices being bid.
But what would turn out to be the most expensive car of the sale? Perhaps the Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight, one of just 17 made; given the way Porsche prices have been going lately, it was perfectly believable that it might be the one. That said, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster, an American-spec car imported to the UK in 1989, also had potential to fetch an awful lot of money, while a recently-rebuilt Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, formerly owned by Indian royalty, was projected to go for big bucks too.
To find out which one topped the table, and to enjoy the huge variety of ephemera that went under the hammer, scroll through our gallery above.