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DB5 makes £561,500 at Bonhams Aston sale

Published 15 May 2017

A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 was top lot at Bonhams auction. Hundreds of bidders gathered in Newport Pagnell for this weekend’s sale, which was dedicated exclusively to the Aston and Lagonda marques. But it was the DB5 that stole the show, with the hammer falling for £561,500.

Early DB models proved popular, with a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series III’ 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon achieving £399,100 and a 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk2 Vantage Sports Saloon selling for £382,300.

Modern classics also proved popular, with a 1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante ‘X-Pack’ 7.0-Litre, achieving £345,000. And a 1997 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Coupé realising £225,000. A 2000 Aston Martin Vantage Le Mans Coupé sold for £309,500.

Barn finds are always popular and two notable projects went under the hammer. A 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon sold for £54,625, despite having been off the road for close to four decades. A 1961 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series III’ Sports Saloon Project, which was offered in a partly restored state, inspired fierce competition in the room, eventually achieving £225,500.

Aston DB4 S3 Sports Saloon Project

1961 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series III’ Sports Saloon Project made £225,500.

But what about that 1996 Aston Martin V8 Sportsman estate? The car was one of only three created, and was originally converted in to its shooting brake format at the Aston Martin Works. It sold for £300,000.
Bonhams 18th annual Aston sale saw a total of more than £5,000,000 achieved overall.

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