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Inspiration for James Bond's Aston Martin Sells for £320,000 +

Published 19 July 2014

A 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4, believed to have inspired Ian Fleming to swap James Bond's Bentley for an Aston Martin, received a post-auction offer for £320,000 plus premium after Coy's 12th July auction. (Story here.)

The Blenheim Palace two day auction set three world motorcycle price records, including a 1931 Indian 1300, which made £89,600, a 1953 Mondial 125 Monoalbero, which went for £59,360, and a 1950 Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide for £25,760.

In the motor car sale, a 1970 Ferrari 365 GT/4 Daytona Spider fetched £568,000, a 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 3 Position ‘Owen Sedanca’ by Gurney Nutting went for £132,840 and a 1929 Aston Martin 1 ½ Litre Short Chassis by Bertelli sold for £180,000.

Other important results included a 1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 Roadster, one of 205 built, which sold for £153,000, a 1963 Maserati 3500 for £149,640, a 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Convertible for £136,200, and a 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 Roadster for £130,600.

Coys next auction is "42 Oldtimer Grand Prix" at Nurburgring, Germany, on 9th August.

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