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Brown's Aston Fortune - 'Lost' DB2/MkIII makes £206,000

  • Barons' Aston Martin DB2 formerly owned by David Brown made £206,000 - 0
  • Barons' Aston Martin DB2 formerly owned by David Brown made £206,000 - 1
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David Brown's DB2/4 MkIII drophead astonishes at Barons auction.

THE RAMPAGING values of Aston Martin DBs took another step towards the stratosphere when David Brown’s former car – in barn find condition – sold for a scarcely believable £206,000 at Barons Auctions.

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.

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