Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Aston Martin auction nets $7.3-million

On Saturday, Aston Martin Works Service hosted its 11th and most successful Bonhams’ Auction of Aston Martin motor cars and related automobilia. This year’s sale generated a record £4.7-million ($7.3-million), with bids taken from around the world.
Aston Martin auction

Highlights from the auction included a 1950 DB2 Team Car raced by Sir Stirling Moss, selling for $795,222 and a 1968 DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon, garaged and untouched for 30 years, selling for $193,300.

Other highlights from the record sale include a rare 1965 DB5 Convertible selling for $556,500 and a 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Saloon, which recently underwent extensive updating at the Aston Martin Works Service, selling for $333,100.

Dating back to the 1920s, Works Service has served as a factory-owned restoration department to look after any post-war Aston Martin or Lagonda.

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