Aston Martin DB4GT fetches record £3.2 million at auction


Aston Martin DB4GT fetches record £3.2 million at auction

A one-of-a-kind Aston Martin Bertone 'Jet' DB4GT has been sold for the staggering sum of £3,249,500 in a recent record-breaking Bonhams auction.

The auction at the Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, UK, on Saturday also boasted a trio of rare Aston barn finds, including a DB4, DB5 and DB6.

The grand total of £10 million was made; making this particular auction the most successful automotive sale the famous house has accrued in its history.

The star of the show was the extraordinary 1960 DB4GT 'Jet' that just happened to be the last off the production line while boasting completely bespoke coachwork by Italian design house Bertone.

The car was offered from a deceased estate, and came to market for the first time in over 25 years.

Its late owner owned several other Aston Martins, before falling for 'The Jet' in 1986.

He had it painstakingly restored to concours condition by the factory and it subsequently went on to win an array of awards at Pebble Beach and Villa D'Este.

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 realised £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 ever the day was tremendous, with both Bonhams and Aston Martin Works contributing much to ensure this was once again one of the highlight sales on the global auction calendar."

The other three 'barn finds' contributed to the impressive tally by clocking up a total of £609,300.

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