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Bonhams to Hold Largest Ever Aston Martin Auction

By Paul Joseph

Auction house Bonhams is to host its largest ever sale of Aston Martin cars in early May.

Featuring over 250 lots, the auction will see a number of highly sought after models go uner the hammer, including a 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible onced by legendary actor Sir Peter Ustinov.

One of only nine ever produced in left-hand drive ,the prestigious DB4 will be sold with an astmate of between £900.000 and £1 million.

Unlike other comparable British manufacturers, Aston Martin built left-hand drive variants in very limited numbers. With over 25 per cent of the lots on offer featuring left-hand drive specification, the auction offers a rare opportunity for lovers of the Aston Martin marquee.

“This year’s sale features a selection of significantly rare left-hand drive Aston Martins from the David Brown era,” said Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK Head of Motor Cars.

“At the time, only a small number of left-hand drive models were produced by the luxury marque, making the models incredibly rare. This year’s sale – in which more than a quarter of cars are left-hand drive – is very unusual indeed.”

“But it’s not all about left-hand drive models. This year’s sale has over 30 per cent more lots than 2014, meaning there’s something for everyone.

Other notable cars to feature at the auction include several restoration projects, such as the 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon, and the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 'Series II' Sports Saloon.

The Bonhams auction will take place on May 9th at Aston Martin Works, Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom.

By Paul Joseph