Just pipping the Porsche to the position of highest-selling competition car was the highly Goodwood-appropriate 1961 Aston Martin DB4 4.5-litre Competition Saloon, which brought home £235,750. Two other Astons in turn went for more, however, including the stunning 1975 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 saloon, the direct predecessor to the famous wedge Lagonda. One of only eight made, it sold for a sturdy £276,000.
Completing a strong Bonhams sale for the Aston Martin brand, resplendent in its deep red paintwork, this 1964 DB5. This car coming up for sale is a rare thing, given that the previous owner who offered it for sale at 79MM, first picked it up from H.R. Owen for the princely sum of £1,950 in February 1969. Yes, this is a two-owner car that’s been in the same ownership for over 50 years. The car has been repainted, back in 2004 to its original colour, with competitor numbers visible beneath the paintwork suggesting that it had been raced. This car has sat since 2018 and as such is in need of a mechanical overhaul. Nevertheless, it made a healthy £506,000 when it crossed the block.
That’s our roundup of the 79th Members Meeting sale but if you want the full top-ten sellers, they’re listed below. Which would you take?
Bonhams 79th Members’ Meeting sale Top 10
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon – £506,000
- 1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 Spyder – £299,000
- 1975 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 1 7.0-Litre Saloon – £276,000
- 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer – £253,000
- 1938 Alvis 4.3-Litre Short Chassis Concealed Hood Drophead Coupé – £241,500
- 1961 Aston Martin DB4 4.5-Litre Competition Saloon – £235,750
- 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0-Litre Rally Car – £207,000
- 1958 AC Ace Roadster – £200,100
- 1902 MMC 10hp Twin-Cylinder Rear-Entrance Tonneau – £172,500
- 1959 Jaguar XK150S 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupe – £172,500