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Bidder pays world record sum at Aston Martin auction
A RECORD number of bidders and enthusiasts saw more than £6.5 million worth of Aston Martin cars and automobilia sold at this year’s Bonhams Aston Martin sale.
The event was the first to be held at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell since its refurbishment following a major investment programme.
The auction saw the sale of 47 Aston Martins, including a DB4GT Zagato Sanction II Coupe – one of only four ever made – for a world record £1.23 million.
Kingsley Riding-Felce, managing director of Aston Martin Works said “This record sale clearly demonstrates that the keen interest the market has in heritage Aston Martin cars remains strong year-on-year. It is also proof that the value of our heritage models remains robust despite a weak global economy.
“The format of a single marque auction is something pioneered by Bonhams and ourselves, and we continue to be flattered by other marques following suit.”
Other highlights of the sale was the £611,900 paid for a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible and £488,700 for a 1963 Aston Martin DBS Convertible. A unique DBS Estate went for £345,000.
James Knight, group director of auction house Bonhams Motoring Department who auctioned the cars said: “This was a tremendous sale for us and for Aston Martin. As well as achieving record prices and selling the ‘talisman car’ the Sanction II Zagato, this event shows just how strong both brands - Bonhams and Aston Martin - are in the heritage car market.”