Highlights From the Upcoming Aston Martin Sale at Bonhams
Automobiles, memorabilia to be auctioned off at Aston Martin Works on May 13.
The Aston Martin DB series is indelibly linked to the James Bond franchise. Ever since the DB5’s wheels first hit the road in Goldfinger, the car has been a favorite with movie fans and high-end collectors.
As they often do, Bonhams has curated its own, elegant lineup of Aston Martins—as well as a laundry list of related ephemera, hood ornaments, toy models, and autographed Bond memorabilia—for its May 13 Aston Martin Sale. The auction takes place in Newport Pagnell, England, at the home of the luxury automaker, Aston Martin Works.
Among the highlights are a blue 1964 DB5 Sports Saloon, just like the one that Sean Connery piloted in Goldfinger, but sans all the deadly gadgets (this actual car’s first owner was an Albert J. Ross, Esquire, of Glasgow, Scotland; we wonder if he saw the movie starring the world’s most famous Scotsman and decided to acquire one for himself). The car has an estimated hammer price of $650,000–$780,000.
Also included in the lot is a 1981 V8 Vantage owned by British actor Rowan Atkinson—better known to American audiences as Mr. Bean. (A pre-auction estimate of $190,000–$230,000 has been set for the car.)
Browse the online catalog for the auction here. Below, find the two entries above, along with several other highlights.1981 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, once owned by actor Rowan ‘Mr. Bean’ Atkinson – $190,000–$230,000 (Courtesy of Bonhams) 1999 Aston Martin DB7 Limited Edition Coupé – $45,000–$52,000 (Courtesy of Bonhams) 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Coupé – $450,000–$520,000 (Courtesy of Bonhams)
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