Aston Workshop paid a visit to the Bonhams annual Aston Martin car auction last week. We saw a new world record auction price for an Aston Martin in the marque's centenary year, with the unique 1960 DB4GT 'Jet' Coupe selling for 3,249,500 ($4,928,679).
The 14th annual sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda motor cars was also a landmark success for Bonhams, realizing its highest ever total of 10 million. A large crowd of enthusiasts of the Aston Martin marque filled the saleroom to see many lots achieve well above their top estimates.
Elsewhere in the auction a trio of barn finds a DB4, a DB5 and a DB6 realized a combined total of well over half a million pounds. The entire auction was 100 per cent sold at 10 million in Aston Martin's centenary year.
James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said: "I really did not think we could eclipse the record-breaking total achieved at this sale last year, but I am thrilled that in Aston Martin's centenary year we have achieved just that. To sell every lot in an auction is almost unprecedented.
"When the first car lot realized 190,000 against an estimate of 50,000 I thought this was going to be one of those special days and it was, culminating with the new world auction record set by the Jet.
As always, we really enjoyed our visit to Bonham's, and were particularly pleased to be able offer some friendly advice to famous petrol-head, Chris Evans!