Aston Shooting Brake goes under the hammer in Florida

| 20 Feb 2013

A 1965 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Shooting Brake is expected to make £370-400,000 when it crosses the block at Bonhams’ Boca Raton sale in Florida on Saturday.

One of only six examples of its type, the DB6 was converted to estate form between 1967-’68 by Radford & Co.  

It comes complete with air conditioning, which has been upgraded to a 'Coolair' system, chrome wheels sporting ‘knock off’ hubs, Marchal fog lamps and a Bosch Koln radio with a power aerial.

Delivered to the US in 1968, the machine has remained there ever since and is said to be a ‘remarkably unspoilt car’.

While the Aston Martin may be the biggest lure to fans of British classics, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton could make even more money.

This example of the ‘world's finest motor car’ was once owned by EL Cord's wife and has appeared in several Hollywood movies including The Great McGinty, Al Capone and The Gangster Chronicles.

The matching-numbers car has resided in a number of noted collections and picked up numerous awards including Most Outstanding Open Car (from 1921-’30) at the 2008 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance.

The sale’s full lot list can be viewed on Bonhams’ website.