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Top 10: High-value auction buys of 2014

There have been some eye-watering prices paid for some of the world’s most desirable classics over the last few months, including almost £23 million for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The most iconic models from marques like Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Ferrari are fetching record sums when they go to auction, adding fuel to the fire of soaring classic car prices.

But will this ‘boom’ be followed by ‘bust’ at some point soon? Auctioneers tell us that high-end buyers are using their own (rather than borrowed) money nowadays, seeing classics as a sound investment, and demand is likely to remain high. Let’s take a look at ten of the highest achievers of 2014

By Paul Guinness, Contributor

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1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante – £757,500

May 2014 saw the latest Aston Martin Works Sale hosted by Bonhams, the results of which had a dramatic effect on overall prices early on in the season – with some of the most iconic Aston Martin models achieving impressive results. Top of the pile was this DB6 MkII Volante, one of just 21 examples built.

It was an impressive example, being a one-previous-owner car in impeccable condition. Distinguishable by its flared wheel arches, the DB6 MkII came with power-assisted steering as standard and could be ordered with electronic fuel-injection.

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