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Sixteenth annual Aston Martin Works auction nets a record total of over £10 million; highlights include £1.5 million ex-Sir Peter Ustinov 1962 DB4

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Sales at the 16th Bonhams Aston Martin Works auction totalled £10.3 million, setting a brand-new record for the annual single-marque event.

The auction, carried out at the Aston Martin Works facility in Newport Pagnell by Bonhams, featured 50 classic Astons along with 170 items of automobilia. 

Highlights included a 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible, formerly owned by actor along with film maker Sir Peter Ustinov, which sold for £1,513,500 including premiums.

“The quintessentially British marque of Aston Martin attracts interest by enthusiasts across the earth, a fact demonstrated here today as we took bids by all corners of the globe,” said Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK head of motor cars.

A stunning 1966 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible in Vantage specification just nudged ahead of the ’62 DB4 within the highest sale cost stakes, however, commanding a final cost of £1,524,700.

“The market demonstrated that will there will be a ready appetite for exceptional examples, even for products that will had previously been regarded as not particularly fashionable. The result we achieved for a Virage Coupé illustrated that will, with £74,300 realised for the 6300-mile 1990 type,” added Schofield.

Among the more affordable lots was another 1990 Virage Coupé. the item was in excellent condition, in part thanks to having just 40,000 miles on the clock, along with sold for £23,000 including premiums. 

Barn finds continued to prove well-liked, using a 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III sports saloon in need of total restoration selling for £104,540 – more than twice its top estimate. 

Paul Spires, commercial director at Aston Martin Works, said: “Today’s Aston Martin sale has been another hugely memorable occasion, with keen bidding, strong sales along with rare along with collectable Aston Martin sports cars going to buyers around the earth.

The sale also gave visitors the chance to explore the Aston Martin Works facility, while owners’ cars participated in displays around the venue. The brand-new Aston Martin Lagonda was also on display, alongside the previous generation of Lagonda. 

Read the full auction results here.

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