The Bonhams Aston Martin 2015 auction was held Saturday 9th May at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK, resulting in £10,280,275 in total sales. The largest auction in Bonhams 16-year history at Aston Martin Works, the sale featured more than 50 motor cars and 170 lots of automobilia, with 25% of motor cars left-hand drive specification.
Highlights of Bonhams’ 2015 Aston Martin sale included the 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible – originally the property of Sir Peter Ustinov – which sold for £1,513,500, and top lot of the sale, the 1966 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible in ‘Vantage’ specification, which sold for £1,524,700 including buyer’s premium.
‘Barn find’ and project cars also sold well, with a brace of 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloons performing well, with one selling at twice its top estimate and achieving £104,540 and the other changing hands for £115,740.
Bonhams’ UK Head of Motor Cars Tim Schofield said, “As pioneers of the single-marque sale, we’ve returned to the Works Service here in Newport Pagnell for another great auction, exceeding all previous year’s totals, with £10.3 million of motor cars sold. The quintessentially British marque of Aston Martin attracts interest from enthusiasts across the world, a fact demonstrated here today as we took bids from all corners of the globe. This year’s sale attracted a larger and more cosmopolitan than ever before, achieving an excellent result.”