Group Head of Bonhams Motoring Department, James Knight, commented, “There was extraordinary strength of bidding in all areas of the market and we were exceptionally pleased to establish yet another world record Aston Martin price with the sale of the DB5 convertible.”
Top sale went to a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible, one of only nine produced, that sold for a healthy £551,500. Commanding prices were also paid for a 1937 Bentley 41/4-Litre Drophead Coupe, featured in the 007 James Bond film ‘Never Say Never Again’ and starred at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2003, which sold for £221,500, and the ex-Yoshiyuki Hayashi 1958 model/1980s assembled Lister-Jaguar (also known as ‘Knobbly’), which fetched £232,500.
A black 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, bought new by Dannii Minogue, and subsequently passed onto her sister, Kylie, attracted much pre-sale publicity. It finally sold to a ‘lucky, lucky, lucky’ buyer for £14,950 who fought off competition from several other interested bidders. Part of the proceeds from the sale are being donated to a breast cancer charity. A 1976 Jensen Interceptor Series III Coupe proved popular selling for £54,300 against an estimate of £7,000 – 10,000.
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