Honda land speed record car dominates £0.75m Silverstone sale

The legendary 2006 Honda F1, nicknamed Bonneville 400, sold for £51,000 this weekend (24 July) at Bonhams' Collectors' Motor Cars sale at Silverstone.

The superb car accomplished a speed of 397kph on the fabled Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, setting a new world land speed record for a Formula 1 racing car which has remained unchallenged.

It had attracted a pre-sale estimate of £10,000-20,000.

Another important car, the Datsun 260Z Super Samuri Racing car, ex Winn Percy, sold for £78,500.

The current Formula 1 World Land Speed Record car, the 2006 Honda F1

Affectionately known as 'Big Sam', this red and black two door circuit racing coupe got the thumbs up from Tony Dron of Classic Cars.

"What a pleasure it is to drive a car that handles really well: it's easy to see that Winn Percy must have enjoyed notching up his wins…" he wrote.

The top prices of the day were paid for an Aston Martin DBR2 Re-creation, which sold for £140,100 against an estimate of £90,000-110,000, and a 1935/90 Petersen Bentley Speed Six Tourer Re-creation, which fetched £123,600.

The sale made £705,330 in total with an 84% sale rate.


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