Aston Martin DB6 leads the way at Silverstone’s Salon Prive sale

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Aston DB6 Vantage Volante brings nearly $1.4 million at Silverstone sale | Silverstone Auctions photos
Aston DB6 Vantage Volante brings nearly $1.4 million at Silverstone sale | Silverstone Auctions photos

Silverstone Auctions’ second Salon Prive sale produced $7.69 million in sales, led by the $1.3845 million paid for a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante (prices include buyer’s premium).

“The Salon Prive sale is one of our headline sales of the year,” Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, said in a news release after the auction.

2010 997 GT2 RS brings $485,000-plus
2010 997 GT2 RS brings $485,000-plus

“The atmosphere was electric – with telephone and online bidders competing with buyers in the Garden Room marquee at Blenheim Palace.”

The ’68 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante was one of 29 built and was offered in original condition.

Other top sales (including buyer’s premiums) included $485,580 for a 2010 Porsche 911 997 GT2 RS; $284,590 for a 1989 Lamborghini Diablo SV; $281,250 for a 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0; $250,943 for a 1986 911 SuperSport with only 743 kilometers on its odometer; and $210,750 for a 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS with only 1,600 miles traveled since new.

The Porsche results came as Silverstone readies its next auction, The Porsche Sale, to be held October 25 in conjunction with the Porsche Club GB gathering.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.