H&H Classics add six stunning Aston Martins to the IWM sale

Manx Lover

Manx Lover

2016-10-04 14:27:21

Six stunning Aston Martins spanning 77 years of British automotive history have been added to the upcoming H&H Classics Imperial War Museum sale.

The earliest example is a 1930 Aston Martin International 1.5 Litre Short Chassis Tourer, estimated at £110,000 - £150,000.

As one of just 81 short chassis Internationals in existence, the matching-numbers example is a veteran of the Brighton Speed Trials and comes complete with a good history file detailing owners back to 1930.

"GH 4093 represents an excellent opportunity for the discerning collector to acquire an extremely desirable example of a truly iconic pre-War Aston Martin," said Damian Jones, Head of Sales at H&H Classics.

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon (Images: H&H Classics)

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon (Images: H&H Classics)

Next is a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon, originally discovered beneath a layer of dust in a barn in Virginia in 2008. Having remained hidden away for many years, the car was restored to its former glory and has since won numerous awards at concours events across the US.

Having recently been acquired by a British collector and returned to England after more than half a century, the car comes with an estimate of £180000 – £220,000.

For collectors looking for something a little more 'swinging', there's a 1969 Aston Martin DBS 'Vantage Specification'. One of only 787 cars ever built, chassis DBS/5436/RAC was famously restored on the Channel 4 TV series 'For the Love of Cars', and will now be offered with an estimate of £160,000 – £180,000.

And sharing that valuation is a 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante, refinished in Tourmaline Blue and presented with extensive documentation and a comprehensive history file.

The classic Aston Martin half-dozen also includes two cars from this side of the millennium: a 2003 Aston Martin DB7 V12 GTA, one of a production run of just 112 cars, described as "aBritish classic to savour" and priced at £50,000 - £60,000; and a 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante valued at £40,000 - £50,000.

The six cars will cross the auction block on Wednesday October 12.

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