Aston tops H&H's Duxford sale

| 21 Apr 2012

Top seller at H&H's £2.4million sale at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford on Thursday (19 April) was an Aston Martin DB6, continuing the auction house's superb run of prices for the model including the model record at £242k.

This time a 1970 MK2 Vantage that had never been restored and had covered just 38,800 miles from new attracted a final bid of  £210,000.

Other notable results from the 86-lot sale included the 1935 Singer Nine Le Mans Savoye Special that had competed at La Sarthe no less than four times and won its class there in 1938, changed hands for £128,800. 

Slightly less - £123,200 – was paid for another low mileage Aston Martin, this time a V8 Vantage Volante X Pack model that had been upgraded to 6.3-litre specification and driven no more than 32,000 since leaving the Newport Pagnell factory in 1988. 

A superbly presented, Claret-coloured 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Long Wheelbase Limousine by James Young, that had appeared at the Earls Court Motor Show of the same year and had one owner from new, fetched £64,166.

Second top-seller, however, was a 1972/1981 BMW ‘Batmobile’ evocation (bottom) that had been winning races for over 30 years and made £134,400.

That was just ahead of  the one of 200 mid-engined, four-wheel-drive 205 T16. With only  8000km from new it sold for  £112,000.