Classic cars have become extremely valuable collectibles due to their rarity, performance, design, or sentimental value. Bonhams Auction House has a history of buying and selling unique items that date back to the late 1700s. Over the years, they have sold a variety of rare and valuable vehicles. However, some of the most unique vehicles sold by Bonhams are the ten classic cars they put up for sale in September of 2016 at the massive Goodwood Revival auction.
1936 Pontiac Six Motorhome
This custom-built Pontiac has to be seen to be believed. At a modest $45,000 USD, it is, perhaps, the best value among the ten vehicles on this list. The interior features are minimal, but the novelty of this vehicle is sure to put a smile on most people's faces.
1978 Land Rover Series III 109' 4x4 Ceremonial Utility
This vehicle was still in public service in 2012, transporting the Mayor of London during a parade. The buyer paid just under $60,000 USD for the rare ceremonial Land Rover. Some people would consider this a bargain because the car has only 2201 miles on its odometer.
1945 DUKW 6X6 Amphibious Utility
This vehicle is made up of the shell of a GMC with a boat hull and massive propeller engine located at the rear. Its buyer spent approximately $91,000 USD to own it. This 6.5-tonne monster is capable of traversing land and sea and is the oldest serving military vehicle ever put up for auction.
1985 MG Metro 6R4 Group B Rally Car
This MG is probably the exact opposite of what comes to mind when people hear the name of the brand. The buyer paid about $150,000 USD to own this unique rally vehicle. It houses a powerful three-litre V6 engine and many aerodynamic features, such as a body kit, spoilers, and wheel arches.
1963 Jaguar E-Type 2.8-Litre Competition Roadster Replica
This Jaguar is a replica of the twelve original lightweight E-Types that were produced during the 1960s but is still regarded as a collectible. It has been modernized with a limited-slip differential, racing seats, and suspension. Its buyer paid close to $180,000 USD for it at the auction.
1957 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen 4X4 Utility
The German name 'Jagdwagen' literally means 'hunting car.' This vehicle was considered to be the German manufacturer's answer to the Land Rover and Jeep. Incredibly rare and bizarre, it sold for a whopping $231,000 USD and is one of only forty-nine cars ever produced for civilian use.
1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
Lamborghini commissioned this special 25th-anniversary edition of the Countach. Only 657 of them were ever manufactured, all between 1988 and 1990. The car's buyer spent close to $300,000 USD to secure this classic.
1928 Bentley 6.5/8-Litre Sports
During the 1920s, Bentley carved out a legacy of excellence during the 24-hour Le Mans endurance races. Purchased for $537,000 USD, this pristine historic race car holds a certificate of road-worthiness in the United Kingdom.
1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Volante
This unique car was owned by the same person from 1971 until 2014, and it is obvious this individual took care of it well. The Volante is an incredibly rare model, with only thirty-eight convertibles ever made. This is one of the only vehicles that did not sell during the auction. It has an estimated price tag of over $1.3 million USD.
1956 Porsche 1.5-Litre TYP 550/1500 Rennsport Spyder
This classic race car is so original that the auction house even argued that people could travel back in time to the 1950s and the vehicle's condition would be almost the same. This Porsche set a new record for the 550 model, selling for $6.06 million USD.