Aston Martin DB4GT Tops RM Sotheby’s Battersea Sale
A silver 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, one of only 75 factory-built examples, generated the highest bid of last weekend’s 10th Anniversary London sale for RM Sotheby’s, pulling in £2,408,000 to establish a new world record for a factory-bodied Aston sold at auction. It was joined in the spotlight by a handful of cars from a single-owner Porsche Collection (above, Remi Dargegen photoourtesy of RM Sotheby’s) that broke a number of world auction records as RM Sotheby’s enjoyed £21.65 million in total sales from a 76-percent sell-through rate.
The £1,848,000 paid for a 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 represented a new public auction record for a 911 GT2, surpassing the previous mark by more than £1 million, while the successful £974,400 bid for a 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight established a world auction record for a 964 series Porsche 911. Other new auction benchmarks were set by the £716,800 paid for a 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS and the £403,200 brought in by a 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport.
A currency conversion rate of $1.34 per £ Sterling meant that seven of the London sales topped the $1 million mark, they were:
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT – £2,408,000 / $3,226,720
1995 Porsche 911 GT2 – £1,848,000 / $2,476,320
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II – £1,288,000 / $1,725920
1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight – £974,400 / $1,305,696