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