19 May, 2012
Glorious weather was the perfect backdrop to the
2012 Sale at the re-launched Aston Martin Works
in Newport Pagnell. Some 47 Aston Martin and
Lagonda Motor Cars were offered along with 165
lots of automobilia.
The highest priced paid was for the feature lot,
a 1991 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II
Coupé which sold for £1,233,500. Following closely
behind was a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage
Convertible from the estate of the late Peter Gwynn,
which made £611,900 against a pre-sale estimate
of £320,000 – 360,000. In addition to this a world
record price was achieved for a 1970 Aston Martin
DB6 Mk2 Vantage. It sold for £250,140, to a
The unique 1971 Aston Martin DBS Shooting
Brake, which had been in the vendor's ownership
since 1975, sold for £337,500 against a pre-sale
estimate of £50,000 – 70,000.
Aston Martin is known as one of the brands of
choice for the Royal family and we were fortunate
to be able to offer a 1994 Aston Martin Virage
Volante which was formerly the property of HRH
The Prince of Wales. The car held a pre-sale estimate
of £50,000 – 70,000 and sold for £119,100.
Projects again proved popular at this year's sale
with a 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé
selling for £113,500 including premium and a 1952
Aston Martin DB2 selling for £36,800.
The record sale total of £6.67m and a sale rate of
96% shows the interest in heritage Aston Martins.
Both the Bonhams and Aston Martin teams are
already looking forward to next year