Unique Aston Martin could fetch up to £3.8million at auction

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Rare Aston Martin could fetch up to £3.8million at auction

Vintage Aston Martins are likely to cause a commotion at auction on the best of days but this one-off DB4GT designed by iconic Italian coachbuilders Bertone looks set to make serious waves.

This particular DB4GT was the last of its type to roll off the production and is only one of its kind in existence, with bespoke coachwork carried out by the design house.

In 1960 Aston Martin commissioned Bertone to conceive and build a special Gran Turismo version of the DB4GT to be premiered at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show.

The finished design – with its strikingly angular lines – was penned by a young Giorgetto Guigiaro, who would go on to become one of the most celebrated automotive designers of our time, subsequently penning the VW Golf and Ferrari 250 GT.

The final DB4GT to come off the production line, the car was named 'The Jet' and debuted as planned in Geneva alongside Jaguar's new E-type.

The car's late owner boasted keys to several other Aston Martins, before falling for 'The Jet' in 1986.

He had it restored to concours condition, since which time it has won 12 awards including 'First in Class' at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, and 'Best in Show' at Villa D'Este.

The complete one-off, which has been fully restored by Aston Martin, will go under the hammer in the manufacturer's 100th anniversary year, and is expected to realise between £2.8 million and £3.8 million.

If you have a few million spare in the bank, pop down to the 14th annual Bonhams auction of Aston Martin and Lagonda motor cars at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK, on Saturday 18th May.