Aston Martin goes sells at a cool £1.23m as collection of 46 British classic cars go under the hammer

29 May 2012 by Matthew Fransioli     
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A very Rare Classic Aston Martin has broke records, selling at an amazing price of £1.23 million – part of a recording breaking group of classic cars which sold for a total of £6.5 million.

Part of an annual auction that is held at the Aston Martin works, a total of 46 classic cars were sold reaching over £6.5 million for them all.

This was the 13th annual sale, at the restoration shop, in Buckinghamshire, with over 2,000 bidders and enthusiasts.

The Star of the show was a very rare DB4GT Stantion II Coupe, which was once owned by the manager of Phil Collins, which sold for £1.23 million. There were actually only 19 of the vehicles created between 1961 and 1963 but they has actually planned to make 23 of them.

So 30 years later on, Aston sent the remaining four unfinished vehicles down to Milan to have them completed. This resulted in the creation of the DB4GT Zagato Sanction in 1990 as direct, but improved, copies of the legendary 1960s Zagato.

The record breaking sell was one of only 4 of the 1990 versions ever made, so it was the 4th and last of these vehicles that was ever made.

The spec for this vehicle is also quite impressive, holding a 4.2 litre engine and a 35 gallon fuel tank. The Sanction can reach 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 153 mph.

Although this actually is not the most expensive Aston Martin that has ever been sold. The record breaker was actually in 2012, an american car enthusiast purchased James Bond’s most famous car the Aston Martin DB5 for a cool £2.6 million!

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