The Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale always attracts a top line-up of collectible cars and interesting automobilia and this year's auction included the sale of several "celebrity cars" previously owned by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, comedian Peter Sellers and rock star Elton John. In the end only one of the celebrity cars sold, but the diversity of the lots makes for some fascinating reading.

£919,900 (US$1,195,371) | 1957 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster

The recipient of an extensive £100,000 restoration that was completed just three years ago, this Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster with coachwork by Reutter topped the Bonhams Goodwood sale. Auction description

£897,500 ($1,166,264) | 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Sold new into the United States, this red 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was sold complete with factory hardtop and two original sales brochures to narrowly miss being the top lot of the sale. Auction description

No sale | David Gilmour 1988 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta

Most people with petroleum running in their veins have by now heard of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and his love of all things automotive, but a perhaps lesser known aspect of the famous musical group is that the voice/lead guitar David Gilmour is similarly afflicted. That's Mason and Gilmour above, picking up a pair of F40s from Maranello in July 1988 while they were concluding Pink Floyd's Momentary Lapse of Reason tour. The pair then drove back to London in them. The pair even produced a documentary on the infamous Carrera Panamericana a few years back. Gilmour's F40 was expected to sell for well north of $1 million at Goodwood but ... didn't. Auction description

£779,900 ($1,013,447) | 1931 Bentley Sedanca de Ville

The 8 liter Bentley was the fastest of the pre-war Bentleys and was reportedly capable of running silently at over 100 mph. This Sedanca de Ville model with coachwork by H J Mulliner was purchased by the vendor for £342,500 at a Bonhams Olympia auction in 2008, and has had extensive work done since then as it has been returned to "as new" condition. Auction description

£830,300 | 1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweight

A pristine example of one of Porsche's finest models, this 1973 Porsche 911 RS Lightweightwas restored to original specification some 17 years ago, had a complete engine rebuild 10 years ago, and the only variation from "as new" is the inclusion of rare RS Safari seats, as originally fitted to the factory rally cars. Auction description

£550,300 ($715,092) | 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp
Silver Ghost Open Tourer

This 103 year-old Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is fully restored and was sold with an extensive history file, dating back to being originally purchased by Indian royalty. Auction description

£539,100 ($700,538) | 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

This 1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta is an older restoration but presented in excellent condition and was the beneficiary of an engine rebuild just 300 miles before the sale at Goodwood. Auction description

£359,900 ($467,675) | 1911 Mercedes 28/50HP Tourer

This Mercedes Simplex 28/50hp 'Roi des Belges' Tourer with coachwork by Robinson's of Norwich has been owned by the same family for 60 years, having been restored just after the family purchased it in 1957. The car subsequently featured in the 1965 movie, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Auction description

£337,500 ($438,567) | 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Coupé Design Project 193 (DBMkIII Prototype)

This 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Coupé is actually the car which was known internally at Aston Martin as "Design Project 193," essentially the prototype of the Aston Martin DB MkIII. It retains all the original components and correct engine and chassis and hence was "well bought." Auction description

£320,700 ($416,736) | 2010 Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2 RS Coupe

Porsche's GT2 cars are named after the FIA GT2 production sports car racing category for which they have been built for the last 24 years. This 414 hp 2010 model fetched more than expected at £320,700. Auction description

£303,900 ($394,905) | 1955 Porsche 356 'Pre-A' Speedster with Hardtop

This rare early 356 model was restored under the guidance of well-known motorsport identity John Coombs for his wife and although the restoration is now a decade old, it presents extraordinarily well and sold at a price commensurate. Auction description

£281,500 ($365,797) | 1930 Bugatti Type 46 5.3 litre Weymann Sportsman's Saloon

A Bugatti Type 46 with some fascinating history, including being the original road test car that was evaluated in print by British magazines The Autocar and The Motor in 1930 and 1931. The car was also the subject of a book written by David Scott-Moncrieff entitled Escape from Peace. Scott-Moncrieff was a prior owner of the car. Auction description

£225,500 ($293,028) | 1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Twin Supercharged Special

A fascinating car with an equally fascinating story, this 1936 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Twin Supercharged Special was restored in the 1970s. Auction description

£91,100 ($118,381) | Elton John's 1985 Bentley Continental

Purchased new by Sir Elton John, this Bentley Continental Convertible by H J Mulliner, was used in the video clip for the song Nikita (pictured above). Auction description

No Sale |Peter Sellers 1978 Porsche 911 Type 930 Turbo Coupé

A well presented 930 Turbo with the added provenance of having been purchased new by famous actor and comedian Peter Sellers. Auction description

£37,950 ($49,314) | 1933 Morgan Super Sports Roadster

Though a very old restoration, this 1933 Morgan three-wheeler presents incredibly well and has been long used and loved. An exceptional buy at the price. Auction description

£36,800 ($47,820) | 1981 DeLorean DMC12 Coupé

Don't let the model number fool you, it was the only model DeLorean ever made and despite being innovative, the car's main claim to fame is as the time traveling machine in the Back to the Future film franchise. Auction description

£20,000 ($25,989) | Scuderia Ferrari Lancia D-50 child's car

A remarkable, electric-powered, handmade Ferrari Lancia D-50 child's car in half scale. Auction description

View gallery - 19 images