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A n Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 that competed at the Le Mans 24-Hours race in 1972 will be one of the principal attractions at the Goodwood Festival of Speed auction of racing cars and 'gentlemen’s expresses' on 8-9 July.

The car, which was the last works Alfa to participate in the famous road race, would go on to further its career with private owners, including Steven O’Rourke, manager of British rock band Pink Floyd.

It is now eligible for the historic races such as the Le Mans Classic (which it last contested in 2018) and has an estimate price of £1.8m-£2.2m.

Other highlights of the sale include a 1928 Maserati Tipo 26B 2.1-Litre Sports, Gran Premio and Formule Libre Racing Two-Seater, estimated at £900,000 – £1.3m.

This was the first Maserati to be imported into Argentina by its first owner; rancher and part-time racing driver Juan Augusto (John) Malcolm, an Argentinian of Scottish descent, who was a contemporary of the great Juan Manuel Fangio.

The Festival of Speed sale also includes a number of production high-performance sports cars and grand tourers (aka “gentlemen’s expresses”). Included on the list is a1964 Aston Martin DB5 convertible which formerly belonged to HRH Princess Margaret and the actor, Peter Sellers. The estimate in this case is £1.3m – £1.7m.

The Bonhams Festival of Speed sale will be a traditional live auction on Friday 9 July, with bids accepted from clients in the room. It will be live-streamed via bonhams.com and goodwood.com.

Pre-sale viewing of all lots will take place at Goodwood on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 July. Contact ukcars@bonhams.com for further details and to register.

For more information about the sale, click here

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