Rock star supercars announced for Goodwood auction
Bonhams is to offer Sir Paul McCartney's Lamborghini 400 GT, Rod Stewart's Diablo and Nick Mason's Ferrari Dino at its Goodwood Members' Meeting sale
The Bonhams sale at the Goodwood Members' Meeting in Sussex, UK on March 18 will now include three classic supercars from three of the world's best-known rock stars: Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
Sir Paul McCartney's Lamborghini 400 GT
The first is a 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, which was originally owned by McCartney. It's one of only 250 built, and one of only four thought to have been imported into the UK at the time.
The 400 GT, built by Touring, was the successor to Lamborghini's first car, the 350 GT. It featured a larger, 4-litre V12 producing 320bhp, and was capable of 167mph. It was available as a two-seater or as the 2+2, as here, with small rear seats, and modified roofline.
McCartney bought the car in February 1968, around the time that the Beatles were working on their animated film Yellow Submarine.
Bonhams estimate the 400 GT at £400,000-500,000. A good 400 GT would typically sell for around £350,000-400,000, but it's right to expect that the Beatles connection will bump up the price.
Rod Stewart's Lamborghini Diablo
The second car is a 1991 Lamborghini Diablo originally owned by Rod Stewart. He reportedly bought himself the 200mph supercar as a Christmas present to himself in December 1991 following the success of his 16th studio album, Vagabond Heart, which reached platinum status in six countries.
The Diablo was the successor the the Countach, and was almost as outrageous in its styling but considerably better built, and much better to drive. Bonhams estimate this car at £120,000-140,000, at the top end of the price range for a Diablo – but this low mileage VT went for £136,000 in late 2017 so it's a reasonable estimate.
Nick Mason's Ferrari Dino 246 GT
The third rock star car is a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Spider, which was originally owned by Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, a renowned car collector who started buying Ferraris and other supercars when Pink Floyd first found success in the late 1960s.
This Dino is one of only 21 ordered with flared wheelaches. It's estimated at £375,000-425,000, which is £50,000 above the typical price for a good Dino Spider but reflects the desirability of the flared arches as much as the celebrity ownership.
Other cars in the sale include a Vauxhall 30/98, a 1963 Lincoln Continental Presidential limousine, similar to John F Kennedy's, an ex-Alan Mann Racing Lotus-Cortina and a Jaguar MkX once owned by Sir William Lyons.
More details on the Bonhams website.
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