With Elton John's old Bentley, David Gilmour's Ferrari F40, and Peter Sellers's Porsche 911 all going under the hammer, this year's Goodwood Bonhams auction was star-studded
3 July 2017

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.

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