$333,282 takes home car stored since 1979
A 1966 Aston Martin DB6 emerging from 46 years of ownership sold for
£235,750 ($333,282) at H&H Classics’ recent auction at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England.
Overall, the auction drew hundreds of bidders and posted £3 million ($4.24 million) in sales.
The DB6 had been driven 81,000 miles since new and had been stored since 1979 in a heated garage, where it was cared for by its veterinarian owner who had purchased the car when it was only six years old.
H&H reported that the car not only wore the Silver Birch color made famous by James Bond’s Aston Martins, but had matching chassis and engine numbers and the preferred ZF five-speed manual gearbox.
In other highlights of the sale, a collection of six American cars offered at no reserve sold for £230,575 ($325,966). The cars came from a collection of a former American diplomat living in Paris. The group was topped by a 1951 Nash-Healey roadster that sold for £82,800 ($117,055).
Also at the sale, an auction-record price — £41,400 ($58,527) — was paid for a Jowett Jupiter with racing provenance.
Meanwhile, the Land Rover 88 Series 11A used in the filming of the movie Peter Rabbit brought £11,615 ($16,420).