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Rare Aston DB6 Mk1 makes record £718,000 at Barons

Published 18 August 2015

A rare, unrestored and original 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage sold for £781,000 at Barons Sandown Park sale on 28 July.

That’s a new record for auction house Barons – but also a new record for an unrestored example of this Aston, reckons director Peter Gascoigne.

Barons made the three months ago when a ‘barn find’ 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback made a whopping £739,000.

Once again, the Sandown Park saleroom was packed while the number of online bidders had swelled by 50%.

Aston Martin DB6 (3)

Bidding on the Aston – one of just 29 ever made, and believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built – started slowly.

After building gradually from an initial £350,000, the telephone bids flooded in and the car accelerated rapidly up to the final figure paid by the UK buyer.

Second place in the popularity charts at the sale went to another British classic. A stunning 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type 2+2 had been the subject of a comprehensive nut-and-bolt bare metal restoration, and sold for £46,750.

It was followed by a very impressive, and considerably younger, machine; the 2014 Dax Cobra, which has just 500 miles on the clock, roared past its £20,000 estimate to sell for £32,175.

Barons is now gearing up for its British Heritage, Classic & Collectors’ Sale, at Sandown Park on 15 September.

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