Fewer things add more value to a collectible car than a celebrity’s name scrawled in the log book.
So expect to pay big money if you want to get your hands on some of the cars up for auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in a week’s time.
That’s because the lot list includes an incredibly rare Ferrari F40 that was formerly driven by Pink Floyd guitarist and platinum-selling solo artist David Gilmour, that will go under the hammer at the Bonhams Goodwood Sale on June 30.
David Gilmour’s 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta
Ferrari F40s are selling for silly money these days – a low mileage example sold at an RM Sotheby’s auction last year for £1million.
Bonhams would expect this car to achieve something similar (though it has refused to put an estimate on this collector’s item) as it was first owned by Pink Floyd singer and guitarist, David Gilmour.
As seen in the picture above, he and then band mate Nick Mason went to pick their matching F40s up from Ferrari’s Fiorano test track shortly after performing in Modena as part of a 1988 tour – the pair then enjoyed a trip across Europe back to the UK in Italian stallion formation.
We can’t imagine it would have been a slow journey – the F40’s twin-turbo V8 was capable of hitting 201mph.
This is one of the earlier generation models not to have a catalytic converter or adjustable suspension, which happens to be more sought after by collectors. You can also tell it is a first-run car as it has sliding windows instead of wind-down versions.
No mileage is quoted, but Bonhams states it is ‘little used’.
It does have a few talking points on its recent history documents, though, most notably an engine-bay fire in the late 2000s that resulted in a full restoration that cost in excess of £300,000.
It will be sold in ‘generally very good condition’ with Dutch registration papers, the description says.