Rare Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight Lights up Bonhams Bond Street Sale


001_Lot 15 - 2016 Ferrari F12tdf Berlinetta s_n  219488 Est. £670,000 - 740,000 · $870,000 - 960,000 · €780,000 - 860,000 - Not Sold Post Sale £605,000 €719,623

001_Lot 15 - 2016 Ferrari F12tdf Berlinetta s_n 219488 Est. £670,000 - 740,000 · $870,000 - 960,000 · €780,000 - 860,000 - Not Sold Post Sale £605,000 €719,623

 

London, 07 December, 2019

An ultra-rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight, first owned by renowned hill climb competitor Phil Scragg, was the top lot in Saturday’s Bonhams Bond Street Sale achieving £2,367,000, at the auction house’s final motor car sale of the year, held before a full house at its Mayfair saleroom.                                                                                                     

The DB4GT, one of only nine examples completed to special Lightweight specification by Aston Martin, and offered to the market for the first time in more than 50 years, was the subject of lively bidding between prospective buyers in the room and on the telephone before being sold to an overseas collector.



The Alfa Romeo was offered from the estate of the late Michael Hirst, who had owned it since 1961, although it remained a “No Sale” in the auction.

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2016 Ferrari F12tdf Berlinetta belonging to Jay Kay, lead singer of Jamiroquai and avid car collector, was another hit, selling for £605,000. It was ordered new from Maranello by the singer to his specification of grigio ferro’ paintwork with black racing stripe, and had covered a mere 1,600 miles since. 

Fellow Ferraris also sold well, with a 2001 550 GTZ Barchetta, the sole right-hand drive version of just three Zagato-bodied cars, achieved £575,000, while a second F12tdf, a 2017 70th anniversary edition - again the only right-hand drive example and one of just five ‘Scagliettis’ -  realised £339,250.


Another Aston Martins proving popular with bidders was the 1994 Virage Volante 6.3-Litre. Delivered new to HRH The Prince of Wales, who drove it for 23 years, and built to his bespoke specification, the car was secured for the princely sum of £235,750

Others included: 

  • 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack Sports saloon sold for £324,300
  • 2009 Aston Martin DBS Coupé, which had covered fewer than 3,000 miles from new, realised £112,700

Tim Schofield, Head of Bonhams Motoring UK,said: “We are honoured to have sold this, one of the ‘Holy Grail’ Aston Martins at our Bond Street Sale. The auction attracted a spirited audience of bidders, collectors and enthusiasts and was a finale to another busy year for the Bonhams motoring team.” 

 

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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimates

Result
incl. Buyer’s Premium

01

1965 Jaguar Mark II 3.8-Litre 'Coombs Evocation'

233838DN

£48,000 - 58,000

£51,750 €61,276

02

1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Foursome Drophead Coupé

GRW44

£110,000 - 130,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£85,000
Post Sale
£83,500

03

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon

DB5/2026/R

£470,000 - 550,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£440,000

04

1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Super Sport Spider

0312931/0332931

£800,000 - 1,200,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£740,000

05

2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello

122982

£90,000 - 120,000

£120,750 €142,978

06

1994 Aston Martin Virage Volante 6.3-Litre Convertible

SCFDAM2C9PBR
60107

£225,000 - 275,000

£235,750 €279,149

07

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

07702

£380,000 - 460,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£350,000

08

2009 Aston Martin DBS Coupé

SCFAA05D49GE
00665

£100,000 - 130,000

£112,700 €133,447

09

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT 'Lightweight' 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon

DB4GT/0169/R

£2,000,000 - 3,000,000
(NR)

£2,367,000 €2,802,742

10

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

124416

£250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£210,000

11

1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Roadster

85411

£650,000 - 850,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£610,000

12

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage 4.2-Litre

DB6/2650/R

£260,000 - 310,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£210,000

14

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7-Litre 'Lightweight'

9113601097

£750,000 - 850,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£620,000

15

2016 Ferrari F12tdf Berlinetta

219488

£670,000 - 740,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£580,000
Post Sale
£605,000

16

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0ZZZ98Z4L
000146

£650,000 - 750,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£560,000

17

1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Cabriolet

154172

£110,000 - 130,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£85,000

18

1976 Ferrari 512 BB

19885

£180,000 - 240,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£150,000

19

1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged Boat-tail Speedster

33515E

£650,000 - 750,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£580,000

20

1959 FMR/Messerschmitt Tg500 Microcar

20655

£120,000 - 160,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£90,000

21

2001 Ferrari 550 GTZ Barchetta

124138

£500,000 - 700,000

£575,000 €680,852

22

2017 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 70th Anniversary

230210

£300,000 - 400,000

£339,250 €401,702

23

1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Saloon

100.014.12.
002025

£300,000 - 500,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£270,000

24

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Brabus B63S-700 Widestar

WDB4532721X
214921

£100,000 - 130,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£90,000
Post Sale
£109,250

25

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

88491

£75,000 - 100,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£65,000

26

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental

BC20C

£900,000 - 1,100,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£840,000

27

1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack

SCFCV8IV7JTR
12603

£300,000 - 340,000

£324,300 €384,000

28

1989 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 4

SCFDL0157KTR
13608

£70,000 - 120,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£60,000

29

1973 Citroën SM 3.0-Litre Coupé

SBSD00SD
1562

£40,000 - 60,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£35,000

30

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé

WMX1973772A
003382

£150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£135,000
Post Sale
£147,333

31

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

WP0ZZZ91ZFS
800118

£850,000 - 950,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£800,000

32

2016 Ferrari 458 Speciale Coupé

208710

£240,000 - 280,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£210,000

33

1933 Bentley 3½-Litre Cabriolet

B17AE

£130,000 - 160,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£105,000

34

1964 Bentley S3 Two-door Convertible

B482EC

£110,000 - 120,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£90,000

35

2006 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupé

VF9SA15B36M
795015

£850,000 - 1,250,000

Not Sold
High Bid
£790,000

36

2013 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

ZAR920000000
49305

£175,000 - 200,000

£197,800 €234,213