IN THE TRADE
DB5 TICKS PROVENANCE BOX
An Aston Martin previously owned by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan is being offered by Hexagon Classics. The Aga Khan bought the car in 1986 and had it restored for his personal use in Switzerland. He kept the car for 12 years before selling it to another Geneva resident. Hexagon acquired the DB5 in 2015 and has since carried out another complete restoration. It has been repainted in its original Goodwood Green and the full history back to its first owner has been traced. The asking price is £799,995.
WHAT PRICE AN AUTOGRAPH?
It’ll never be an icon, but the Morris 1800 ‘wedge’ being auctioned at Anglia Car Auctions’ June sale is one of the rarest classics you’ll find. Only sold with Morris badges for six months in 1975, this one somehow escaped being registered until 1977. There are very few survivors. As well as its superb condition, this one has the added distinction of being autographed by its designer, Harris Mann. Freshly Mot’d, its pre-sale estimate is £4500£5500 and you’ll probably never park next to another.
SEEING DOUBLE AT RM SALE
RM Sotheby’s has added another date to its 2017 auction calendar – the Santa Monica Sale in California on June 2425. The most eye-catching lot consigned so far is a unique ‘twin-nose’ 1936 Lincoln Zephyr. Modified and patented in period by Illinois inventor Willard Morrison, the layout was claimed to actually improve the car’s streamlining. See rmsothebys.com