DB5 will be one of the highlights at Newbury


All eyes will be on an Aston Martin DB5 when it crosses the block at H&H’s 19 September sale after a similar example sailed way over its upper estimate, at Historics’ recent Brooklands Sale.

In 1999 the Aston was treated to new sill sections, a replacement rear valance and a new front bumper. It also benefits from a mechanical overhaul that includes refurbished suspension and brakes, replacement wheels complete with fresh rubber, plus electronic ignition.

Meanwhile, the engine has been converted for lead-free petrol, and has been boosted to 4.2-litres thanks to Cosworth pistons.

The coupé has covered only 65,901 miles and is estimated to sell for £280-320,000.

A 1974 Maserati Quattroporte II (£90-110,000) offers performance of a more practical nature.

Believed to have starred at the Paris and Turin motor shows in 1974, it has had several thousand pounds lavished on it by a previous enthusiast owner.

A 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9, offers more of the same and was an ex-UK-embassy fleet car in the State of Qatar.

The variety offered at this H&H sale makes it one of the more interesting auctions with high-end vintage machinery, such as a 1920 Vauxhall 30/98 E-Type Tourer (£150-200,000), sharing floor space with sports cars such as a 1957 MGA 1500 Roadster (£22-26,000), a 1971 Porsche 911T (£14-16,000) and a 1995 TVR Griffith 500 (£6-8,000).

Finally, a 1964 Gaz 69 offers something a little different for £4-6,000 –despite lacking an MoT.

There’s plenty more to look at on the firm’s online catalogue, which you can find here.

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