1963 Aston Martin powers to $819,000 victory at Newport Pagnell auction



2015-06-26 12:24:31

1963 Aston Martin powers to $819,000 victory at Newport Pagnell auction

1963 DB4 Convertibles took the plaudits at Bonhams' recent Aston Martin sale

A 1963 DB4 Series V Vantage Convertible, which sold for 507,500, was the leading lot at Bonhams' sale of Aston Martin cars and memorabilia on May 21.

The auction took place at the home of Aston Works Service, Newport Pagnell, also well-known asthe location of Britain's first motorway services.

Impressive sales of 6m were achieved, with only one of the 245 lots offered remaining unsold.

Another 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible, with only 60,000 miles on the clock, was also keenly fought over by potential investors, before selling for 309,500 against a pre-sale estimate of 80,000-140,000.

 British elegance: A 1963 DB4 realised 507,500 at Bonhams

Kingsley Riding-Felce, the director of Aston Martin Works Service, commented: "The sale results once again demonstrate the ever growing interest in heritage Aston Martins."

A rare 1965 DB5 Vantage Shooting Brake achieved 430,500 against an estimate of 250,000-300,000.

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