Bond Car Auction: $6.8 Million for Aston Martin’s

 

By Posted 24 May 2010, 09:14

Whenever you see or hear about Aston Martin you think back to the old James Bond movies, this is just what happened at a recent Bond car auction. It came as no surprise that the vehicles up for action made $6.8 million – including one model that was used in the Goldfinger movie.

All the Aston Martin’s were from the 1950s and 1960s, a DB2 sold for £513,000 and a BD4 sold for £50,000 – both beating estimates. There seems to be a huge demand for older sports cars, you only have to look at the recent sales of vintage French and Italian models to know what we mean.

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As a brand Aston Martin has been struggling – it is hoped that this recent auction in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire will help begin a surge in sales. It is these earlier cars that show more interest than today’s models – so maybe Aton Martin needs to go back to basics and see what the customer rally want.

Scott Reyburn from Bloomberg explains that the red DB4 that sold a couple of days ago was the one that we used to see testing the gadgets in Bond movies, which would then be put on the DB5 model.

Do you think these vintage Aston Martin vehicles have more character than their French or Italian counterparts?