A rare opportunity presented itself at the 2017 Goodwood Members’ Meeting where a Beacham E-Type V8 Supercharged sold under the hammer for £158,300 (NZD 279,140) representing a record value for a pre-owned Beacham Modern Classic. Beacham completed a full restoration and modernisation of this E-Type in 2013. This car is fitted with the dynamic Jaguar 4.2 litre V8 Supercharged engine coupled to a six speed transmission. It’s bespoke designed interior features diamond stitched leather seats, smoked grey veneer and an Alpine premium sound system. All Beacham models are built to customer specification – the sky is the limit when it comes to colours, trim patterns and in-car entertainment. Founder and Chief, Dr. Greg Beacham says: “Our models are designed and built to withstand the test of time and this model presents as one of the many examples baring this ethos. The new owner has beaten the queue and acquired a rare automobile that is produced in limited numbers. At present we are fully booked for two years”.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.