FIELDING A STRONG ASTONON LINE-UP
Fortune favours the brave, as projects and minters alike provide strong results
Englefield House, on the outskirts of Reading, Berkshire, made for a fine backdrop for Bonhams’ popular Aston Martin sale, and the location – not to mention the fine weather – created an almost garden party atmosphere.
With just under 40 lots covering the post-war Aston Martin period, there was enough interesting metal on offer to satisfy most tastes and pockets, and several project cars managed to sweeten the pill for those with good intentions but less generous funds to play with.
Top price of the day was the strong £886,300 for a 1965 DB5 convertible, but a long-term stored 1951 DB2 project, which made £66,460, created just as much interest. Bonhams’ next sale – for more than just Astons this time – is at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 13 July. ❚ 020 7468 5801 ❚ bonhams.com