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Aston Martin DB5 makes £516,700 at Bonhams sale

Published 07 December 2015

A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 sold for just over half-a-million pounds at Bonhams’ sale at Bond Street on Sunday, 6 December. The car, which was originally owned by Johnnie Walker-heir and motor-racing figure Rob Walker, went for £516,700.

The Aston was part of the Lancashire-based Gordon Willey Collection. All the vehicles in the collection found new homes, including a 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer, bought for £667,900.

The second half of the Gordon Willey Collection will be sold at Bonhams December sale, taking place 10 December at the RAF Hendon Museum.

Another collection in the sale – the Arthur Carter Collection – also created strong demand. The highlight was a 1953 Austin-Healey 100/’100S’ Coupé that was the personal car of marque founder Donald Healey. After intense bidding, the coupé sold to a bidder in the room for £639,900.

Donald Healey 100S (1)

James Knight, Bonhams group motoring director, said, ‘We’ve seen some excellent figures achieved at the annual Bond Street Sale, with over £8.8 million sold, and a new world record set for the 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupé, which soared to an incredible £427,100.’

Further sale highlights include a 1937 Lagonda 4½-Litre LG45 Rapide Tourer, sold for £785,500, a 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Convertible, sold for £611,900.

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