MAY 19th 2014

Star qualities help Aston Martin DBS sell for record figure

According to Aston Martin general sales manager Paul Spires, the ‘uniquely sociable garden party atmosphere’ of the Aston Martin Sale, held at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell at the weekend, contributed to bidders’ willingness to take the plunge. Well, that and some high quality lots.

A packed saleroom at Aston Martin Works (3) copy

The 15th annual Aston Martin sale attracted 2500 people, with further bids coming in from around the world. If you’re serious about Astons, you’ll have been keeping an eye on the auction.

The Aston Martin DBS from The Persuaders! television show came to the market for the first time in over 40 years at the Aston Martin Sale. The 1970 model, which shared screen-time with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, sold for a record breaking £533,500.

It wasn’t the only car to attract fevered bidding. A rather less shiny 1963 Aston Martin DB5 sold at £393,500, more than four times its £60,000 to £80,000. We hope the winning bidder has enough cash left over for the complete restoration it needs. The reason it attracted such attention is because it’s a rare Vantage prototype.

The sale totalled £8.7m with lots including almost 50 cars plus related automobilia.

DB5 project (3) copy

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