Ian Fleming sports car under hammer at Goodwood Revival
A sports car once owned by James Bond creator Ian Fleming is being auctioned at the Goodwood Revival in West Sussex.
The 1962 AC Aceca Coupe is said to be one of six surviving Ford-powered Acecas in the world.
Bonhams which is running the auction said the car had a pre-sale estimate of £100,000 to 130,000.
The two-seater, which is dark blue with a red leather interior, is recorded as having left the factory in Surrey in 1962 for delivery to Ian Fleming.
The car was delivered from the Thames Ditton factory to the writer on 14 August. It was the same year that he completed The Spy Who Loved Me.
According to Bonhams, Fleming kept the car for a year before selling it in 1963. Since then, it has changed hands several times.
Another car in the auction, with a sale estimate of £20,000 to £24,000, is a 1988 Jaguar XJ-S V12 soft-top convertible that once belonged to the Duchess of York.
And a 1953 Jaguar C-Type, the same make and model that won the Le Mans 24-Hours race twice in 1951 and 1953, will also be auctioned with a guide price of between £800,000 and £1m.
The auction is being held at the racing festival near Chichester on Friday evening.