After Bonhams’ million-pound spectacular Richard Edmonds’ sale seems the ideal tonic for us mere mortals with the day’s top sale going to a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom at a comparatively wallet-friendly £39,000.
It was a 1910 Panhard et Levassor former Taxi (above) that grabbed the pre-sale interest, though. After being recovered from a Gloucestershire barn it sailed over estimate to be snapped up for £22,000.
Other notable lots were a 1970 E-type Jaguar that went for £33,500, a 1927 Amilcar Weymann Saloon (£6500) an Austin Seven Chummy (£7200) and a 1984 Triumph Spitfire – the very first example of which James Page drives through the Alps in August’s edition of C&SC – was a potential bargain at £850.
Richard Edmonds’ next sale, which is pre-war-car exclusive, takes place at Toddington Steam Railway, in Gloucestershire, and the auction house will return to Castle Combe for its two day sale of cars, ’bikes and automobilia from 26-27 October.