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.
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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