A 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT coupe has sold at auction for £1,079,500, a new record at auction for the model.. Click image to enlarge
Newport Pagnell, England – A 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT coupe has sold at auction for £1,079,500, a new record at auction for the model. The coupe was sold in support of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust by specialty auction house Bonhams at Newport Pagnell in England. Since the first auction in 2000, more than £14 million worth of Aston Martins and related memorabilia has been sold.
One of only 75 built, the DB4 GT is considered the most sought-after of the David Brown Aston Martin road cars.
“We’ve hosted the event at Newport Pagnell for the past eight years, with a growing number of owners and enthusiasts from around the world joining us,” said Kingsley Riding-Felce, Aston Martin’s director of Works Service and Customer Care. “The record prices achieved at this year’s auction are testament to Aston Martin’s illustrious heritage, the iconic status of the cars and the growing international interest in the Aston Martin brand.”
Also entered in the auction were two specially-numbered imperial gauge bricks from the historic Aston Martin factory; both sold for £5,000 each, with funds going to the Heritage Trust. Additional bricks from a limited number of 1,500 were also sold, raising more than £3,500 for Willen Hospice, which provides specialist care for adults with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.