The ‘lost’ 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII drophead, originally the property of former Aston Martin owner Brown, spent the past 30 years hidden beneath a tarpaulin. Barons pitched the car’s estimate at £80,000-100,000, which in ‘normal’ circumstances could have been considered slightly ambitious.
But the excellent overall performance of DBs at recent Bonhams and RM sales – and this car’s provenance – has been responsible for driving up the car’s price to this level. The car – now a rolling restoration project – emerged from hiding after three decades to presented collectors with an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a hugely significant piece of Aston Martin History.
Barons’ Managing Director, Laurence Sayers-Gillan said: ‘It was an amazing lot that attracted a huge amount of attention and exceeded all expectations.