Bond Creator Ian Fleming’s Rare Sports Car Sells for Record at Bonhams

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LONDON.- A 1962 AC Aceca Coupé once owned by the creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming, sold for a believed record £80,000 on Friday 17 September at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale. Dark blue with a red leather interior, the car is one of only six surviving Ford-powered Acecas in the world. The Goodwood Revival sale, which realised over £3 million with 70% sold by lot, was the culmination of an excellent week for Bonhams UK Motoring Department. Within the space of six days, it has sold £5,000,000 worth of motor cars, motorcycles and automobilia. (Beaulieu Autojumble on Saturday 11 September totalled £2 million). Another motor car once owned by a high-profile figure, a 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible that belonged to Sarah, Duchess of York, also featured in the Goodwood Revival sale, and sold for £23,000. Meanwhile top prices were paid for a 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet, at £188,500; a 1938 Lagonda V12 Drophead