Each year Broughams holds a bidding within the hallowed halls of Aston Martin Works, the restoration shop on the website from the company’s old Newport Parnell factory. Numerous rare and significant Aston entered the block in the lately broadened facility.
Towards the top of their email list would be a DB4GT Gator “Sanction II” coupe (pictured above). As the original collaboration between Aston Martin and Gator netted 19 DB4 G Ts between 1961 and 1963, the 2 firms decided for 23. Three decades later, Aston elevated the project and sent four incomplete chassis lower to Legato’s headquarters in Milan coupled with the series completed. It had been the 4th and last of those “Sanction II” coupes – formerly possessed by music business manager Tony Cruz – which was offered now at Newport Pagnell, fetching an archive £1.two million – just below $1.9 million at present day rates.
Alongside the pristine Gator coupe, Broughams sold off a 1962 DB4 Vantage convertible for £611,900 ($960k) along with a 1963 DB convertible for £488,700 ($767k). A 1-of-a-kind 1971 DB shooting brake commissioned with a Scottish nobleman and fitted for fishing went for £345,000 ($540k) – substantially a lot more than its £60k per-purchase estimate. Other highlights incorporated a 1994 Virge Violante once utilized by the Prince of Wales along with a 1994 Virge possessed by boxing champion Lennon Lewis.
Overall, the big event introduced in £6.5 million – equal to over tens of millions of dead presidents. Read the pr release below for additional particulars from both Aston Martin Works and Broughams.