Classic 1962 Aston Martin DB4 storms to $278,000 victory at Silverstone


2015-06-26 12:29:58


Classic 1962 Aston Martin DB4 storms to $278,000 victory at Silverstone

This Aston Martin was the clear and undisputed winner at a weekend of spectacular classic car sales

It wasn't just an Eric Clapton-owned 2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello that had the punters excited at Silverstone Auctions' classic car sale in Northamptonshire, UK, on July 23 .

Other exceptional achievements included a fully restored 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Saloon, whichhammered at170,000 and above its top estimate.

The six cylinder vehicle has every one of its 79,000 miles accounted for with the help of bills and photographs, a factor that would have raised its value considerablyas potential collectors love to know every last detail of provenance.

A 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV made 170,000

A further Aston Martin, a 1960 DB4 Series II Saloon, achieved its top estimate of 100,000. And there was plenty of excitement over a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT that eventually sold for 95,500.

Opening the competition car lots was a rally-prepared 1962 Mini Cooper Mk1, which created enthusiastic bidding to eventually achieve 21,500. Other sales included a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Racing Saloon, which made 43,000, and a 1986 Argo JM19 Group C Racer which achieved 63,500.

"We are very pleased to report the conclusion of the Silverstone Classic auction with over 1.3m of automobile lots sold, 75% of automobilia entries, and some further deals under negotiation," said Silverstone Auctions' managing director Nick Whale.

"There was an excellent atmosphere and a lot of very keen buyers, with some serious competition for particular cars. We look forward to building on this success next year."

You can read previews of next year's event, as well as all the other big classic car auction news, here at Paul Fraser Collectibles.

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