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Bonhams Announces the 18th Annual Aston Martin Sale at Newport Pagnell ... 65 Years of Post-War Aston Martin Celebrated at This Landmark Sale


1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 2.6-Litre Sports Saloon s/n LML/604 Est. £120,000 - 160,000  €140,000 - 190,000

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 2.6-Litre Sports Saloon s/n LML/604 Est. £120,000 - 160,000 €140,000 - 190,000

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante s/n  DBVC/3677/R Est. £700,000 - 900,000 €820,000 - 1,100,000

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante s/n DBVC/3677/R Est. £700,000 - 900,000 €820,000 - 1,100,000

 

London, 21 April, 2017

On 13 May, Bonhams will return to Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell for their 18th annual Aston Martin sale, an event exclusively dedicated to the celebration of the Aston Martin and Lagonda marques. More than 65 years of the legendary British brand will be offered, ranging from a 1951 Lagonda DB 2.6 Drophead Coupé (£12,000-16,000) to a 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 (£350,000 - 400,000).




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DB6s in all their configurations and specifications will be offered at the sale, including a 1967 DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon (£280,000 - 340,000), a 1970 DB6 Mark 2 Saloon (£270,000 - 310,000) and one of the stars of the show, a rare 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante (£700,000 - 900,000). The successor to the legendary DB5 model, the DB6 was introduced at the 1965 London Motor Show and enjoyed a rapturous reception – for the most part. The more conservative Aston Martin clientele disliked the ‘showy’ Kamm tail rear-end (similar to that of a Ferrari 250), but eventually warmed to the new model with its improved stability, lengthened wheelbase and increased headroom.

Arguably the most widely-known and celebrated Aston Martin model is the DB5, and Bonhams will offer a 1964 example, estimated at £500,000 - 600,000. Considered the first cinematic James Bond car, the DB5 has become a by-word for classic British design and cool. Although Ian Fleming put the British agent in a DB MkIII in the original novel, Goldfinger, the DB5 was the company’s latest model at the time of the film’s release, and thus the one chosen to take to the silver screen. 

Half a century on from the iconic DB5, Aston Martin are still creating jaw-droppingly beautiful cars – such as the 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 (£350,000 - 400,000). Numbered 74 of just 100 built, this example is as-new and unregistered, as well as being the only example finished in Viridian Green.

A pinnacle of exclusivity is offered in the form of the 1996 Aston Martin V8 Sportsman Estate Car (£300,000 - 350,000). One of only three examples built by Aston Martin, the car offered is one of a pair ordered directly from the factory by two sporting Swiss brothers. It started life as a standard LHD V8 Coupé, and was then homologated and returned to the factory to undergo modification as a shooting brake. The vehicle has covered a little over 21,000 kilometres from new, and is no stranger to the engineers at Newport Pagnell, having been maintained regardless of cost by Aston Martin Works during its present ownership. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an extremely rare, limited edition Aston Martin which, as one would expect from such a prestigious marque, combines both practicality and outstanding performance.

And no Bonhams Aston Martin sale would be complete without a barn discovery. For 2017, the rewarding project on offer is a 1957 DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon (£50,000 - 70,000) which comes with a fascinating history. First owned by the renowned Aston Martin enthusiast, The Hon John Dawnay (later The Rt Hon Viscount Downe) of Wykeham Abbey, the car was registered as ‘VN 4.’ Some years later, the vehicle was registered to a Mr. Frederick ‘Fearless Freddie’ Mills, a colourful character on the British post-war sporting and entertainment scene. World light heavyweight champion from 1948 to 1950, he took up acting and presenting after retirement from the sport and ran a successful nightclub in Soho until his death in 1965.

A similarly fascinating project is the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series III’ Sports Saloon Project (£200,000 - 300,000). Originally owned by Kenneth Delingpole, owner of a West Midlands engineering company and co-founder (alongside Ron Lowe) of Dellow, makers of the eponymous trials car. In present family ownership for more than 40 years, this example has been garaged since 1987 and is offered with many new and authentic unfitted parts, including wooden steering wheels, bumpers, new fuel pump and authentic horn push.

Automobilia lots include:

  • The license plate V8 VAN (£2,500-3,500)
  • The Nassau Bahamas licence plate ‘56526’ as fitted to James Bond 007s Aston Martin DB5 in the 2006 film Casino Royale (£2,000-3,000)

 

 

 

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Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate

Result

201

1950 Lagonda 2.6-Litre Drophead Coupé Project

LAG/50/335

£12,000 - 16,000 €14,000 - 19,000

 

202

1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon Project

AM300/1250

£50,000 - 70,000 €60,000 - 84,000

 

203

1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon

 DBS/5237/R

£80,000 - 100,000 €95,000 - 120,000

 

204

1990 Aston Martin Virage 6.3-Litre 'Works Special' Coupé

SCFCAM1S8LBR
50084

£125,000 - 150,000 €150,000 - 180,000

 

205

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupé

LML/50/394

£200,000 - 250,000 €230,000 - 290,000

 

206

1996 Aston Martin Vantage - V550

SCFDAM2535BR
70132

£175,000 - 200,000 €210,000 - 240,000

 

207

1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series III' Sports Saloon Project 

DB4/748/R

£200,000 - 300,000 €230,000 - 350,000

 

208

1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Volante

DB6MK2VC/
3778/R

£700,000 - 800,000 €840,000 - 960,000

 

209

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon

DB5/1666/R

£500,000 - 600,000 €590,000 - 700,000

 

210

1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series II' Sports Saloon

DB4/569/L

£350,000 - 400,000 €420,000 - 480,000

 

211

1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III

AM/3/300/1529

£150,000 - 200,000 €170,000 - 230,000

 

212

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon

DB6/2562/R

£280,000 - 340,000 €320,000 - 390,000

 

214

1979 Aston Martin Lagonda Saloon

L00R13010

£50,000 - 80,000 €58,000 - 93,000

 

215

1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

V8COR/15301

£200,000 - 250,000 €240,000 - 300,000

 

216

1960 Aston Martin DB4 'Series II' Sports Saloon

DB4/267/R

£420,000 - 460,000 €500,000 - 550,000

 

217

1996 Aston Martin V8 Sportsman Estate Car

SCFCAM2SCTBL
79007

£300,000 - 350,000 €360,000 - 420,000

 

218

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S 2+2 Coupé

SCFAC143X7B
502391

£150,000 - 180,000 €180,000 - 220,000

 

219

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato

SCFCV8121HTL
20031

£300,000 - 400,000 €350,000 - 460,000

 

220

1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Vantage Sports Saloon

DBMK2/4252/R

£340,000 - 380,000 €410,000 - 450,000

 

221

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante

 DBVC/3677/R

£700,000 - 900,000 €820,000 - 1,100,000

 

222

1969 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon

DBS/5266/R

£90,000 - 120,000  €110,000 - 140,000

 

223

1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series III' 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon

DB4/709/R

£360,000 - 440,000 €430,000 - 520,000

 

224

2002 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Jubilee Limited Edition Coupé

SCFAB22393K
303645

£46,000 - 52,000 €55,000 - 62,000

 

225

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Sports Saloon

DB6/3205/R

£280,000 - 320,000 €320,000 - 370,000

 

226

1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Volante Convertible

SCFCV81Z7JTR
30022

£265,000 - 325,000 €320,000 - 390,000

 

227

1989 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4 Saloon

SCFDL01S5KTR
13588

£80,000 - 100,000 €95,000 - 120,000

 

228

1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Sports Saloon

DB6MK2/4230/R

£270,000 - 310,000 €320,000 - 370,000

 

229

1968 Aston Martin DB6 'Mark 1' Volante to Vantage specification

DBVC/3675/R

£680,000 - 750,000 €810,000 - 900,000

 

230

1989 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante 'X-Pack' 7.0-Litre

SCFCV81V3KTL
15790

£350,000 - 400,000 €420,000 - 480,000

 

231

1954 Aston Martin DB2 MkI Sports Saloon

LML/604

£120,000 - 160,000  €140,000 - 190,000

 

232

1960 Aston Martin DB4 4.5-Litre Lightweight Competition Saloon

DB4/744/R

£220,000 - 260,000 €260,000 - 300,000

 

233

1997 Aston Martin Vantage V600

SCFDAM253TBR
70164

£220,000 - 260,000 €260,000 - 310,000

 

234

1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Saloon

DBSV8/10105/R

£40,000 - 50,000 €47,000 - 59,000

 

235

1999 Aston Martin DB7 Limited Edition Coupé

SCFAA1118XK
102631

£35,000 - 40,000 €42,000 - 48,000

 

236

2000 Aston Martin Vantage V600 Le Mans Coupé

SCFDAM2S9YBR
70269

£350,000 - 450,000 €420,000 - 540,000

 

237

1959 Aston Martin DB4 'Series I' Sports Saloon

DB4/116/R

£380,000 - 450,000 €450,000 - 540,000

 

238

2003 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Coupé

SCFAB22393K
303645

£46,000 - 52,000 €54,000 - 61,000

 

239

1971 Aston Martin DBS V8 Saloon

DBSV8/10297/R

£70,000 - 90,000 €83,000 - 110,000

 

240

2004 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupé

SCFAC13314B
501305

£80,000 - 90,000 €95,000 - 110,000

 

241

1990 Aston Martin Virage

SCFCAM1S8LBR
50019

£40,000 - 50,000 €48,000 - 60,000

 

242

1981 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

V8VOL/12319

£150,000 - 180,000 €180,000 - 220,000

 

243

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Coupé

SCFGKBJY4GG
S62485

£350,000 - 400,000 €420,000 - 480,000