1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sells For £336,000
Another Aston Martin DB5 sells for a record price at a Historics Brooklands auction, contributing to the £1 million plus sale.
Amidst its most valuable catalogue of cars consigned to date, Historics’ tenth auction was dominated by the perfectly presented 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that soared above its pre-sale estimate. The magnificent sports car sold at event fetched £336,000. Buyers bid in the room and online via iBidder. Other noticeable cars sold at the auction include a 1990 AC Cobra Mk. IV, a 1991 Bentley Continental Convertible, and a 1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet.
The DB5 is among th most coveted and sought after classic models in every car auction. Maybe it has something to do with the car’s persona as James Bond’s favorite car, but it’s mainly because the DB5 is a thing of beauty.
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With auction goers enjoying the September sun, soft tops unsurprisingly proved popular, with a 1991 Bentley Continental Convertible selling for £58,240, a 1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet going for £39,200 and an evergreen 1956 Austin Healey 100/4 BN2 to ‘M’ Specification reaching a final sale figure of £35,280.
Competition-bred classic cars also continue to attract increasing numbers of enthusiasts to Historics’ sales, and a magnificent class-winning 1939 Alvis 12/70 Competition raced away to £96,320, whilst a Ford Lotus Cortina – subject to escalating prices of late – saw robust bidding, before the 1965 Mk. I was sold for £42,000.
Likewise a rare opportunity to acquire an original 1973 BMW 2002 Tii was one not to be missed, as the low mileage compact sporting sedan reached £17,360, comfortably above its pre-sale estimate.
A continued increase in the average value of cars sold by the Brooklands based auctioneer is testament to the quality of consignments bought to auction, with the £27,720 fetched for a truly exceptional 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible providing proof that Historics boasts real breadth of appeal.
Commenting on the sale, which saw 47 of 99 Lots sold for a final sale price of £1,347,080, Historics’ Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille remarked; ”our belief from day one that you can offer the finest quality classic cars of all kinds, as part of a truly inclusive auction experience, is only emphasised by our tenth sale.
“In an increasingly congested auction calendar, Historics is firmly established, and as ever a debt of gratitude goes to our customers who continue to share our belief”, he concluded.
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