Unique Aston breaks cover at Bonhams

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The stunning ‘one of a kind’ Aston Martin ‘Jet’ is estimated to make between £2.8-3.8million when it goes under the hammer for the first time in 25 years at Bonhams’ Newport Pagnell sale on 18 May.

Penned by a young Giorgetto Guigiaro – now one of the world’s most celebrated designers – while he was at Bertone, the car made its debut at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and is based on the last DB4GT to roll off the production line.

The ‘Jet’ is presented in concours condition, and has 12 prestigious awards to its name including First in Class at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, plus Best in Show at Villa d’Este.

The machine joins a growing list of desirable Astons already confirmed for the sale.

Comments

the wizard of az

Stunning is so inadequate when describing this beauty. I only wish there were more and larger photographs to allow me to really examine the motorcar.

Rich5ltr

Obviously a nice looking car but I have to say, to me, the DB4 and DB4GT are better looking cars and as a style studio "one-off" is all about looks it will be the rarity value which will elevate the price not the creation itself.

Palmier

This Aston Martin 'Jet' can as well be a rarity however I must say that I am of the opinion that a Borgward Isabella coupe is by far more better looking!!

Morgan

Well, it looks pretty ugly to me: give me a DB4GT any day!

carl.g.kirk

There is something slightly sad about cars like this. The current and future owners will probably never drive it and most likely have little interest in cars at all. It is just an investment vehicle much like a painting locked in a vault or rare but never drunk wine. My alfa is 41 years old, the gearbox needs new syncro in second and the bonnet has started to rust again but i did more pleasurable driving miles throwing it around the lanes last summer than this car has probably done in it's entire lifetime!

CK

jagnut12

They have taken the front end from a Ferrari 250SWB,with rear styling of a Trident Ventura .

Michael Carmichael

A thrilling Aston Martin designed by an acclaimed grandmaster of design - an early masterpiece with a brilliant record of awards and recognition this Aston is literally and veritably unique.  Apparently inspired by Scaglione's miraculous Astons for Bertone a decade earlier and clearly a homage to Giugiaro's mentor's genius, this Aston has the sophisticated yet muscular elegance and gravitas of Italian design at its best from this period - that was so heavily influenced by Scaglione, Giugiaro's predecessor at Bertone and, of course, Pininfarina.  There is little wonder that it has taken cups at Pebble Beach, the Villa d'Este and the Hurlingham Club.  The owner of this masterpiece will be a lucky person whatever the price.

alchemistoxford

Michael Carmichael

In response to Rich5ltr -- See my comment above - this car is far more elegant than either the DB4 or the DB4GT.

alchemistoxford

Clive383557

For the styling cues for this, have a look at the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale and (earlier) the BAT cars. There's nothing really new under the sun. This is a gorgeous car, though. Pity it'll never be used!

Clive Baker

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