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Bonhams Aston Martin June 2nd 2018

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24875/

2 Jun 2018, starting at 10:30 BST with lot 1.
Englefield House, Pangbourne, Berkshire RG8, United Kingdom

Single marque sales have had a somewhat tortuous past with various sales established to sell Aston Martin, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Rolls-Royce automobiles. Most of these sales are one offs which is always a good way to sell cars and maximise return to their vendor(s) while a few have a short shelf life, for example Bonhams Mercedes-Benz sale lasted for three years before the last example tanked. June alone see’s two Ford sales, RM hosting another of their periodic Dingman Collection sales and Bonhams a clearance sale from the Den Hartogh Collection. Bonhams are also hosting their nineteenth annual Aston Martin sale and this time it is being held in conjunction with the AMOC concours at Englefield House in Reading. Unlike other single marque sales, Bonhams ability to host an extreme boutique  sale and the particular culture of the AMOC have ensured the sale is able to continue for nineteen years.

Like every sector of Classic Automobile auctions, the post 2011 years saw the sale go from success to success and Bonhams, reaching its peak in 2013, 100% sellthrough rate, $15.2 million gross and a $5 million sale of the 1960 DB4GT Jet. Since the 2015 sale at the very peak of Aston Martin pricing, where the sale grossed $16.25 million, results have been heading downwards although this part of a larger dynamic. Prior to 2010, Aston Martins were just as loved but they weren’t terribly well priced, DB5 Convertibles and Ulsters perhaps a couple of hundred grand, DB4GT around a million and Zagatos three million, dollars that is. Post 2010 all of these prices rose between three and five times as these cars became collectible and with the Ferrari fever reaching its peak, collectors who were priced out of the market started to look for alternatives, Porsche and Aston being among the most popular.

That said no Aston collector was going to visit Feltham and procure a 500k restoration on a 200k car so the actual supply of top market quality Astons was until recently extremely limited and it will take some years of current values being steady to actually provide cars in the condition the market demands. 2017s sale saw the realisation of this dynamic on an extreme scale with plenty of cars on offer at top market prices despite low to mid market presentation and quality. A $6.5 million gross on a 57% sellthrough rate were the results and the future of the sale looked bleak although the move from Feltham to the AMOC concours will hopefully help. The improvement in the quality of lots in 2018 will also help, finally it would be remiss of me to not note than Englefield House in itself would be well worth visiting itself, its a stately Elizabethan country house built for Richard Benyon MP and family in the 16th century.

Date – Sold/offered/% – Gross (US$) – Top sale (US$)

12/05/2007 23/30 (76%) $3,948,761 $851,154 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Convertible
17/05/2008 34/40 (85%) $8,640,751 $2,102,166 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT
9/05/2009 39/47 (83%) $4,361,892 $375,303 1965 Aston Martin DB5
22/05/2010 28/45 (62%) $5,344,395 $736,596 1950 Aston Martin DB2
21/05/2011 45/46 (98%) $9,495,803 $823,816 1961 Aston Martin DB4
19/05/2012 41/47 (87%) $10,144,721 $1,951,175 1991 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II
18/05/2013 47/47 (100%) $15,178,678 $4,950,318 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Jet
17/05/2014 45/48 (94%) $14,636,623 $1,273,284 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Convertible
9/05/2015 41/51 (80%) $16,250,495 $2,350,090 1966 Aston Martin DB5
21/05/2016 25/51 (49%) $10,672,811 $1,470,702 1964 Aston Martin DB5
13/05/2017 24/42 (57%) $6,508,039 $721,955 1964 Aston Martin DB5

2/6/2018 21/35 (60%) $6,670,761 $1,179,543 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

Preview

Like most editions of the sale, there are no pre war and only a minor selection of truly modern Astons, the particular strength being the David Brown and post David Brown cars. Two cars share the role of marquee lot, a 1965 DB5 Convertible and 1970 DB6 Volante. Looking nice in White over Red is the RHD DB5 (estimate £850 – 900k/$1.13 – 1.197 mil.) which has been converted to ZF 5 speed manual , restored with a 4.2 litre engine and Harvey Bailey handling kit, it is said to have no expense spared. I am slightly concerned that the car may be in a rather poor condition and certainly the estimate is much lower than the recent $1.7 – 2.7 sales would suggest. The DB6 (estimate £700 – 900k/$931k – 1.197 mil.) is offered in Metllic Blue, RHD and with an older restoration and well well maintained since. Inspection is recommended, as with all lots on offer, since proper maintenance (let alone a restoration) on a classic Aston is frightfully expensive and the best Aston Convertible on offer in June is at Bonhams Greenwich sale, although the DB6 does look like a lovely example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsewhere the early cars have plenty of appeal, highlights include:

  • 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II DHC. Est. £200 – 250k ($267 – 332k). Requires a restoration but great bones. Considering the $250 – 400k in bills ahead, probably a little expensive.
  • 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Saloon “Notchback”. Est. £250 – 300k ($332 – 399k). Semi original engine and very rare. Restored over three years by Aston Martin works, great value at the price.
  • 1959 Aston Martin DB4. Est. £380 – 440k ($505 – 585k). A fairly honest looking DB4 in classic colours, converted to manual, demands inspection. Accurate price if at least condition 2-
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Est. £600 – 700k ($798 – 931k). A gorgeous in Sierra Blue DB5 noted to be in very well maintained original condition, other than an older respray. If condition 3 or better this is worth it.
  • 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante. Est. £500 – 600k ($665 – 798k). Another example of a good looking DB6 Convertible with various work completed that demands inspection, if the condition checks out, worth it, if not avoid. Bought new by Jools Holland and later converted to manual if that helps.

 

 

 

Moderns are relatively plentiful and a few appeal:

  • 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante. Est. £140 – 180k ($186 – 239k). A well maintained original at a good price, not too sure about the colours though.
  • 1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 Saloon. Est. £130 – 150k ($173 – 200k). Said to be a very good example and priced right for a big slice of English roast beef.
  • 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Coupe. Est. £175 – 200k ($233 – 266k). Just 269 miles from new, race spec. ,000 £200,000 €201,250 €230,000 $232,750 $266,000 Flugplatz Blue over black leather/Alcantara. RHD. via HWM to vendor. 1 owner and 269 miles from new. Race spec. Immaculate condition, complete with all books/tools and a V5C Registration Certificate.

Reasonably priced and Aston Martin don’t often go together but some cars have appeal:

  • 1951 David Brown T.V.O. Cropmaster Tractor P37180 Bonhams. Est. £8 – 10k ($10 – 13k). Excellent example of a mass market tractor from David Brown.
  • 1951 Aston Martin DB2. Est. £40 – 60k ($53 – 79k). Restoration project sans documents. Will be expensive to return to condition but worth it.
  • 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon. Est. £80 – 90k ($106 – 120k). Gorgeous in Champagne and stated to be in good condition. Well priced.
  • 1976 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 Sports Saloon. Est. £40 – 60k ($53 – 79). Great project car and worth the money to renew to acceptable condition.
  • 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda. Est. £35 – 45k ($47 – 60k). Extremely polarising model but a good, acceptable example, a little expensive. Future collectible?
  • 1991 Aston Martin Virage. Est. £35 – 38k ($46 – 50k). Good example in good colours. Acceptable price.
  • 1997 Aston Martin DB7 Volante. Est. £32 – 36k ($42 – 48k). Excellent condition, these haven’t really aged well but cheap enough.
  • 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish. Est. £60 – 70k ($80 – 93k). Good example, a lot of very fast car and priced well for what it is.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonhams will be hoping for better with the 2018 Aston Martin sale and with the lot list on offer, I am sure they will be well pleased with the results.


RESULTS

Bonhams had an improved selection of classics on offer at their Aston Martin in 2018 when compared to 2016 and 2017 with the reduction to offering just 35 lots affording an overall improvement in the quality. Balancing that, the shift to the Aston Martin concours meant a continuation of the specialist crowd, as present at Newport Pagnell in previous years, although those present noted that the numbers in the auction room were small and money seemed thin on the ground. The total gross was scarcely changed from 2016s at $6.67 million although this was realised on lower quantities of cars on offer and sold so the per lot gross was improved which was a positive. The DB5 Convertible on offer was a good but not great example and was restored with a non original 5 speed ZF manual and upgrades incl. a 4.2 litre engine and Harvey Bailey handling kit and lacked in both condition and originality, £886k ($1.179 mil) being a decidedly poor price for what must be said was a pretty poor car.

Elsewhere just three of the lots on offer sold above estimate, the 1958 DB Mark III DHC reaching a 12% over £393k ($524k), a mid market price for what was a good car and pretty rare, 1 of just 14 with the DBD engine. The other two cars that sold well were the DB2 restoration project at a 11% over £66k ($88k), fairly priced but restoration bills in the six figure range will quickly put the buyer under water. Finally the LHD V8 Series 3 Saloon was a nice, honest example with low mileage so was still good value at a 8% over estimate, £108k ($144k). Most of the cars sold poorly including the DBS that fetched just £38k ($50k) or 37% less than its estimate although it had a Jaguar engine fitted and was high five figures away from being drivable. Other cars to sell poorly were the 1991 Virage at £28k ($36k) or 21% below estimate, 1970 DBS at £80k ($106k) or 20% below and 1983 Lagonda at £29k ($38k) or 18% under although they were all in poor condition or had high mileage.

A couple of the big dollar cars also struggled to sell including the 1970 DB6 Mark II Volante which presented well and fetched £637k ($848k) or 9% below estimate and the ex Jools Holland, 2 owners from new 1967 DB6 Volante which fetched £494k ($658k), perhaps both reflective of the large number of DB6 convertibles on offer over the last couple of years. Another car to sell poorly is the 1959 DB4 which sold for 2% less than estimate at £371k ($494k). No less than 14 of the 35 lots failed to sell and they were topped by the 1969 DB6 Mark 2 at a reported high bid of £269k. Bonhams had some progress in 2018 and yet it would seem to be a case of one step forward, one step back.


201 1951 David Brown T.V.O. Cropmaster Tractor P37180  £8,000 £10,000/ Withdrawn N/A

Maroon tractor. Optional Pariffin switch, restored, vendor ’14. Excellent condition. V5.


202 1951 Aston Martin DB2 LM/50/29 £40,000 £60,000/£66,460 €75,798 $88,449 11%

N/A over unknown. RHD. via Brooklands of Bond Street Ltd to unnamed, UK (1), club raced ’52 by JH Walton, vendor since ’66, stored since ’68, 3 litre egine and Butler close ratio manual fitted at some point. Restoration project. There are no documents with the car, though it once had an old-style buff logbook; if found, the logbook will be forwarded to the new owner.


203 1974 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 Saloon V8/11361/LCA £90,000 £100,000/£107,900 €123,061 $143,600 8%

Imperial Blue over Natural leather. Auto. via Alf Francis Inc. to Pasquale Benso, OK, USA (1), unknown, John Targett, OH ’89, unnamed vendor ’14, barely used. 14,303 miles from new. Nice, old honest car. Complete with all of its tools, jack, manual, service voucher booklet, original warranty card, and original radio manuals. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.


204 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 DB6mk2/4117/R £300,000 £350,000/Not sold N/A

Silver over Dark Blue leather. RHD. Auto. The Viscount St Cyres in Dark Blue over Dark Blue leather (1), unknown, via Bonhams Aston ’15 $434k to vendor, Now reunited with its original UK registration, ‘RUO 666H’, the car has been serviced recently by marque specialists Chicane Classics of Hook, Hampshire. Accompanying documentation consists of a V5C Registration Certificate and sundry Chicane Classics invoices.


205 1983 Aston Martin Lagonda LOOR/13277 £35,000 £45,000/£28,750 €32,790 $38,262 -18%

Windsor Red Metallic over Magnolia leather. RHD. Mr Simmons (1), R. Jerrom ’97 (2?), 2 further owners, J. Clark ’10 (5?), part restored by David Marks, vendor ’16 (6?), resprayed. 110,000 miles from new. Complete with MoT, UK V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned history files, and the car also comes with an owner’s handbook.


206 1991 Aston Martin Virage SCFCAM1S1MBR50199 £35,000 £38,000/£27,600 €31,478 $36,732 -21%

Buckinghamshire Green over Parchment leather. RHD. via Murray Motor Company to Mr F Keenan (1), unknown, vendor ’08, well maintained. Complete with copies of its warranty and Car Record Card, sundry bills, MoT to November 2018, and a V5C Registration Certificate.


207 1973 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Sports Saloon V8/10742/LCA £220,000 £260,000/Not sold N/A

Royal Claret Metallic over Natural Tan leader. 5 Speed ZF manual. via J. Fernandez to unnamed, Mexico, later to USA, finally UK, mechanically restored by Aston Engineering, repainted and retrimmed. MoT’d to January 2019, the car has also been given a new tool roll complete with tools (replica) and a warning triangle. Presented in beautiful condition, this rare Aston Martin V8 is offered with an owner’s handbook, original sales brochure, BMIHT certificate, historic documentation, United States Certificate of Title, NOVA confirmation, and invoices for recent expenditure totalling circa £110,000.


208 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II DHC AM300/1266 £200,000 £250,000/£225,500 €257,185 $300,109 MidDockers Ivory over Blue leather. 1 of 15 examples produced, Robert Torrence, NY, USA (1), via Foreign Cars Corporation to Marvin Biren, MA ’62 (2). Stored from ’77, just 2 owners and 84,037 miles from new. Never restored, highly original. Restoration project. Complete with its original Avon spare, owner’s manual, jack, grease gun and spark plug holder. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.


209 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante DBVC/3659/R £500,000 £600,000/£494,300 €563,755 $657,845 -1%

Green Metallic over Black leather. Manual. RHD. via H R Owen in Autumn Gold with auto to Jools Holland (1), repainted deep purple at one point, manual transmission fitted, vendor (2), bodywork restoration, re-spray, and various other works by LT Classics, recently checked by RSW, RSW up-rated front anti-roll bar, RSW rear springs and an RSW rear telescopic shock absorber conversion fitted, serviced. Fitted with an earlier DB5 engine (no. 400/2116) at a date unknown. Complete with BMIHT Certificate, V5C registration document, fresh MoT, and the aforementioned bills.


210 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Sports Saloon LML/739 £140,000 £180,000/£147,100 €167,769 $195,770 Mid

Dark Grey and Regency Red over Black race. RHD. Unknown car prepared for historic racing pre ’92, recently restored by Lights Cars Action and Wren Classics. Fully compliant. Complete with all bills and a full photographic record of the restoration are available, and the car also comes with old expired FIA papers and a new Historic Technical Passport. Eligible for Mille Miglia and other events.


211 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante V8COL15195 £150,000 £180,000/£163,900 €186,930 $218,128 Mid

Imperial Blue over Parchment leather. via Aston Martin Lagonda Inc in Jubilee Silver over Dark Blue leather with Weber carburettors, automatic gearbox, cruise control, Avon tyres, and Blue Onslow, 580 engine fitted, unknown, UK vendor ’16, restored to Euro spec by Nicholas Mee Ltd and others. MoT to May 2019 and V5C, BMIHT cert.


212 1969 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon DBS/5002/R £130,000 £180,000/Not sold N/A

Dubonnet Red over Tan leather. RHD. Retained by Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. (1), Vantage engine fitted, used for developing the V8 model, R. Smith (1), Mr Frederick Stewart Bond (2?), Mr Anthony Hall-Griffin ’80s (3?), via Aston Workshop to unnamed, Netherlands ’14, rebuilt by Aston Workshop. The sales invoice is available, and the accompanying history file also contains the aforementioned copies of the registration and factory records, assorted items of correspondence, sundry invoices, a quantity of expired tax discs and MoTs, a UK V5C Registration Certificate, and various other historical documents.


214 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish SCFAC13344B501444 £70,000 £80,000/Not sold N/A

Solid Black over Dark Tan leather. RHD. David Pitcher, UK (1), Paddy Connolly ’11 (2), John Patchell ’13 (3), via Prestige Imports to vendor (4). Generally excellent condition. Offered with sundry bills, current MoT, a V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned service history.


215 1972 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Sports Saloon V8/10620/RCA £150,000 £200,000/Not sold N/A

Imperial Blue over Natural leather. RHD. Manuak via Arnold G Wilson Ltd to unknown, UK (1), unknown, vendor ’15. Restored by Warren Classics with a Harvey Bailey handling kit and rebuilding the engine to 5,744cc capacity are the only listed deviations from factory specification. Presented in generally excellent condition, this outstanding Series 2 V8 is offered with MoT to September 2018, a UK V5C registration document, and the aforementioned restoration records and BMIHT Certificate.


216 1959 Aston Martin DB4 DB4/126/R £380,000 £440,000/£371,100 €423,244 $493,883 -2%

Silver over Black leather. RHD. Manual. Town End Chemical Ltd, UK (1), unknown, German vendor since ’10, restored in Germany with manual gearbox fitted. Complete with copy guarantee form, FIVA Passport, and German registration papers.


217 1970 Aston Martin DBS DBS/5404/LAC £120,000 £140,000/Not sold N/A

Roman Purple over Tan leather. Auto. Ritt Consolidated Industries, DE, USA (1), William Nardelli ’70s (2?), David Doering (3?), restoration begun, via Steve Serio/ Aston Martin of New England to vendor (4?), stored, restored by Aston Martin of New England, receipts for $120k. Should the vehicle remain in the UK, local taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.


218 1964 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1614/R £600,000 £700,000/£628,700 €717,039 $836,713 Mid

Sierra Blue over Fawn leather. via Cyril Williams Motors Ltd. with a limited-slip differential and heated rear screen to Messrs William Sharp (Birmingham) Ltd./Mr. Horton (1), David Campbell ’05 (2), well maintained by Post Vintage Engineers Ltd, Peter Mimpriss ’09 (3), engine rebuilt to 4.2 litre spec and air con added, Michael Wilson (4). Power assisted steering was fitted by Aston Engineering Ltd of Derby in April 2014, but apart from that, Post Vintage Engineers Ltd continued to maintain and service the car. Works carried out recently (in April 2015) include an interior re-trim to original specification in Connolly hide; supplying and fitting a new rear bumper, re-chroming the front grille and front bumper; and replacing all window glass. The most recent service bill on file from Aston Engineering dates from July 2017. The car also comes complete with its original jack and tool kit, instruction book, MoT to April 2019, and a UK V5C Registration certificate.


219 1970 Aston Martin DBS DBS/10053/RCA £100,000 £130,000/£79,900 €91,127 $106,336 -20%

Dubonnet Rosso over Magnolia leather. Auto. RHD. Miss D McCann (1?), via British Schedule Motors to unnamed, Australia, via Greens Auction ’82, unknown, rediscovered ’97, recommissioned, UK import ’15. Excellent condition.


220 1997 Aston Martin DB7 Volante SCFAA3118VK201037 £32,000 £36,000/Not sold N/A

Highland Purple over Cream leather. RHD. via Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sale ’06 to unnamed vendor. Generally excellent condition, just 53,514 miles from new. Offered with service history, MoT to February 2019, and a V5C Registration Certificate.


221 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III DHC AM300/3/1759 £300,000 £350,000/£393,500 €448,791 $523,694 12%

Red over Cream leather. RHD. 1 of 14 with DBD engine. viaBrooklands of Bond Street to Commander Kenneth John Douglas-Morris RN (1), Lt Col Pat Carmichael (2), unknown, rebuilt to original spec., Audrey Slaughter, David Holland, further restoration work, via Bonhams Aston ’11 $298k to vendor. 65,163 miles from new. Austrian ‘MoT’ at authorised Aston Martin workshops. It presently is registered in Austria and is notified as SORN’d with the DVLA. Complete with its original instruction and workshop manuals; factory build sheet (copy); UK V5 registration document; and a large quantity of historical notes, invoices, photographs, and correspondence. Also included in the sale is a DB MkIII instruction book in very good condition.


222 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante V8COR/15109 £140,000 £180,000/£138,333 €157,770 $184,102 -1%

Red over Cream leather. RHD. Manual. TS Enstone Esq. (1), unknown. 26,326 miles from new. Well maintained. Offered with current MoT, a V5 registration document, and the aforementioned AML service history.


223 2004 Aston Martin Vanquish SCFAC233X3B501243 £85,000 £90,000/Not sold N/A

Tungsten Silver Metallic over Charcoal leather. German delivery, later to Japan, later to UK in ’16, 6,000 miles from new. Fitted with grey brake callipers, heated seats, quilted headlining, heated front screen, rear parking sensors, and centre console matching the exterior body colour. This car has full Aston Martin service history, including its time in Japan, and even comes complete with the glove box tools. Freshly serviced by Aston Martin Works and MoT’d for 12 months.


224 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon DBS/5043/R £60,000 £80,000/£37,833 €43,149 $50,351 -37%

White over Black leather. RHD. 43rd example. UK delivery, 4.2 litre Jaguar engine fitted, later to New Zealand in ’01, stored, returned to Europe in ’17. Good condition, and comes with its original engine (‘400/3640/S’). Restoration project. EU import duties have been paid.


225 1976 Aston Martin V8 Sports Saloon V8/11471/RCA £80,000 £120,000/Not sold N/A

Black over Black leather. RHD. via Aston Martin Sales in Knightsbridge to Mr Robert Rusk, Australia (1), unnamed ’78 (2), 3 further owners, returned to Europe ’15, fitted with a factory sunroof and the desirable ZF five-speed gearbox, well maintained original in excellent condition. Not UK registered but comes with all EU import duties paid.


226 1979 Aston Martin V8 Volante V8COR/15066 £150,000 £180,000/£152,700 €174,156 $203,223 Mid

Tourmaline Blue with Magnolia leather. RHD. Auto. Reg Vardy (1), Mr Michael Lever (2), R L Smith (3?), G J Kings & Sons ’92 (4?), P Stoneham ’94 (5?), M Koenig, Germany (6?), well maintained by Aston Engineering, C Smith, UK ’00 (7?), maintained by Trinity Engineering, vendor ’12 (8?). In 2012, a new Alpine hi-fi unit with Bluetooth and USB connectivity was installed; an additional USB socket has been fitted inside glove compartment, which retains the original vanity mirror and flexible spotlight. Complete with a history file contains sundry bills, a current MoT certificate (expires 25th September 2018), a V5C Registration Certificate, and the original owner’s handbook and service voucher booklet (from 2000).


227 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Saloon “Notchback” AM300/1185 £250,000 £300,000/£281,500 €321,054 $374,638 Mid

Sea Green and Deep Carriage Green over Red leather. via Majestic Automobiles to Raymond Gallizia, Frace (1), 3.7 litre DB4 engine fitted at some point by Aston Martin as a warranty replacement, C Carnaghan, UK ’84, Mr Eckard Sacuss ’03, via Bonhams FOS ’14 $470k, repainted in its original livery. Complete with Aston Martin Works’ restoration invoices and a UK V5 registration document.


228 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark II Volante DB6Mk2/3769/R £700,000 £900,000/£637,500 €727,076 $848,425 -9%

Metallic Blue and Dark Blue over Grey leather. RHD. R B Hinton in Azure Blue (1), Edward Glikstein ’73 (2), via HR Owen to AH Faridany ’78 (3), JE Beckett ’79 (4), redone in Light Sky Blue, restored by HB Developments, further maintenance, totalling £79,000. Complete with every MoT certificate from 1979 to 2018 confirming the 50,560 miles covered from new. MoT’d to June 2019, it is offered with a copy old-style logbook and V5 registration document.


229 1976 Aston Martin V8 Series 3 Sports Saloon V8/11560/RCA £40,000 £60,000/£39,100 €44,594 $52,037 -2%

Yellow over Black leather. RHD. Unknown, vendor since ’05, requires further re-commissioning. Complete with bills and expired MoTs, the former recording, among other works, a full engine rebuild in April 1992 at 77,017 miles. A speedometer change is noted at 79,198 miles. Offered with old-style V5/V5C registration documents.


230 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 2 LOOR13044 £15,000 £25,000/£15,525 €17,706 $20,662 Mid

Red over Cream leather. RHD. Stored since ’01, requiring full restoration. There is no registration document with this Lot.


231 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible DB5C/2122/R £850,000 £900,00/£886,300 €1,010,835 $1,179,543 Mid

Platinum White over Red leather. Manual. RHD. via H R Owen with Borg Warner auto to Frederick Weldon (1), complete with 3.54:1 axle ratio, chrome wheels, Motorola radio, Marchal fog lamps, a lowered driver’s seat pan, conversion to ZF five-speed manual transmission, vendor (2), Serge Chabbey, Switzerland (3), vendor ’95 (4). Restored with a 4.2 litre engine rebuild, 16″ wheels and a Harvey Bailey handling kit. Complete with a massive file (inspection recommended) containing numerous invoices – many dating back to Mr Weldon’s ownership – showing that its owners have pursued a no-expense-spared approach to the car’s care and maintenance. The file also contains the original warranty document, order form, invoice, and UK logbook, together with correspondence from Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and H R Owen.


232 1984 Aston Martin V8 Series 4 Saloon V8/12423/? £130,000 £150,000/ Not sold N/A

Winchester Blue over Magnolia leather. Auto. via Marshall’s of Cambridge to Cambridge Optical Company (1), unknown. The car comes with a most comprehensive file of history, dating back to the 1980s, documenting extensive works undertaken by Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and various specialists including HWM, Trinity Engineering, Runnymead, and Aston Engineering. Multiple MoT certificates in the file. MoT and V5C.


233 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish SCFAC233X3B500612 £60,000 £70,000/ Not sold N/A

Black over Black leather. Ex. Brett Ratner. Well maintained. Freshly serviced by Nicholas Mee. Beautiful. V5C and MoT. Offered at Bonhams Olympia ’17 NS£65000


234 2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Coupe SCFGABKLXHG21272 £175,000 £200,000/ Not sold N/A

Flugplatz Blue over black leather/Alcantara. RHD. via HWM to vendor. 1 owner and 269 miles from new. Race spec. Immaculate condition, complete with all books/tools and a V5C Registration Certificate.


235 1972 Aston Martin V8 Series 2 Sports Saloon V8/10618/RCA £75,000 £90,000/ Not sold N/A

Ascot Grey over Blue leather. RHD. Mr Kenneth Needs (1), Mr Bernard Lay (2), unknown, vendor, fully recommissioned by Trinity Engineering, receipts for £35,000. Totally original. Complete with a thick and detailed file containing copies of original sales brochures, price lists, letters, service bills, MoTs, and a DBS V8 Instruction Book, together with photographs of the underside of the car and engine bay detailing as carried out at Trinity Engineering. It is MoT’d to the end of November 2018 and is offered with a V5C registration document.


236 2008 Aston Martin DBS SCFAA05DX9GE00055 £80,000 £120,000/£88,860 €101,346 $118,260 Mid

Storm Black over Obsidian Black leather and alcantara. via Harwoods to unnamed (1). Well maintained, 1 owner and 44,000 miles from new. Excellent condition. MoT, V5C and service history.


237 1968 Aston Martin DBS Sports Saloon DBS/5334/R £80,000 £90,000/ Not sold N/A

Champagne Gold over Black leather. 5 speed manual. via Edwards & Co with auto in SIlver Birch to Mr Harold Musker (1), restored ’05 in current livery. Currently MoT’d, ‘5334/R’ comes with a most impressive history file – some 3″ thick – containing numerous service/maintenance invoices; photographic evidence of a complete engine rebuild; various restoration records; and expired MoTs, etc documenting the many thousands of pounds spent over the years.

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