Aston Martin Bonhams Auction Sets New Records
Yesterday, we brought you news of Roger Moore’s yellow Aston Martin from the show The Persuaders! set a record for the selling price of a DBS. It turns out that the whole auction was a win for Aston Martin, as it was a record weekend for the make.
The 15th Annual Bonhams Aston Martin Sale, which was hosted at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell brought in record numbers in auction sales. This was the largest annual event to date, as nearly 50 cars crossed the block and a large number of Aston memorabilia was sold.
The yellow 1970 DBS from The Persuaders! which sold for a record £533,500 (after fees and taxes), which converts to $897,533. Additionally, a 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon project was sold for an impressive £393,500. Despite needing a full restoration, the car sold for an impressive four times the estimate of £60,000- £80,000 ($100,940-$134,587).
Among those impressed was James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director. “As ever the day was tremendous,” said Knight, “with both Bonhams and Aston Martin Works ensuring this was once again one of the highlight sales on the motoring calendar.” He continued, “We’ve enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Aston Martin Works over the past 15 years and are delighted to continue breaking and making new world records here in their Newport Pagnell home.”
We would love to see how this project Aston looks once it has been completely restored!