Car News 13 May 2019

Bonhams Aston Martin auction preview

Bonhams will host its 20th Aston Martin sale on 19 May at The Wormsley Estate, with a 1963 DB4 Series V Convertible leading the entries (estimate £680,000 – 750,000). Chassis DB4C/1092/R is one of just 70 examples produced, and comes complete with an Aston Martin Assured Provenance certificate following a recent engine rebuild at Aston Martin Works.

The top three is rounded off by a brace of DB5s; a left-hand drive 1963 model carries a guide of £625,000 – 700,000, while a 1964 example in Silver Birch over black hide which has just emerged from a c.£200,000 restoration is £620,000 – 680,000.

The sale also features three Zagato models. A 43-mile 2019 Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake (estimate £625,000 – 750,000), a one-of-52 1986 V8 Vantage Zagato showing less than 5,000 miles from new (estimate £420,000 – 480,000), and a 2,030-mile 2004 DB AR1 Roadster (estimate £300,000 – 350,000).

The only DB Mk III saloon to be built with an automatic transmission has a pre-sale estimate of £85,000 – 115,000. The left-hand drive car was supplied new to California and is now in need of complete restoration.


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