Volvo box-truck could fetch up to AU$2.9 million at Goodwood

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Or you could buy a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Atlante in the same auction

We’ve always been firm believers that cars can, in fact, be rolling pieces of art work – with recent legal credence thanks to the Italian Business Tribunal – but this is one’s stretch for us.

As part of Bonham’s forthcoming auction of Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia , held at the Goodwood Revival on September 14, a Volvo FL6 box-truck painted by graffiti-artist Banksy will cross the block for an eye-watering estimated AU$1.9 to $2.9 million.

The FL range of Volvo trucks arrived in the mid-80s with the FL6 occupying its mid-sized tier offering.

This particular truck was presented to Banksy at a new year’s party in Spain, by the co-founder of Turbozone International Circus. At the time, Banksy was still an underground artist, and painted the truck over the next two weeks, after which it spent the next years travelling throughout Europe and even South America as part of Turbozone’s critically-acclaimed Cinderella Show.

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The anti-establishment, anarchic motif has long been central to Banksy’s work – somewhat ironically given that the anonymous artist is now a posterchild of the world’s most ludicrously wealthy art collectors, of which his own life’s work sought to rebel against.

Nevertheless, painted back in 2000, the truck remains Banksy’s largest singular piece of art work and predates his now-mainstream fame occurring in 2006.

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We’ve no doubt that there will be strong bidding interest for the artistic Volvo box-lorry, but for the rest of us car folk – there’s a bunch of notable cars from the very same auction, that we reckon would be more deserving of your hard-earned money.

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One of three Bugatti Type 57 Atlantes will also be up for grabs, estimated to fetch between AU$1.8 and $2.7 million.

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A 1962 Jaguar E-type lightweight low-drag competition coupe looks like a relative bargain, estimated to fetch between AU$400,000 and $510,000.

One of our personal picks would be a Group C 1991 Le Mans 24hr racecar powered by a Ford-Cosworth 3.5lt V8: estimated to fetch between AU$360,000 and $470,000.

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Or a consummate blue-chip classic, 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS Coupe, estimated to sell between AU$270,000 to $330,000.

Or possibly, all of the above if you play your cards right!

 

View all available lots at Bonham’s Goodwood auction right here!

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