Last Friday and Saturday, four classic Aston Martins were auctioned and sold at the Monterey Auction in California, for a total of nearly 6.600,000 dollars!
(half of which was spent on the above DB3S Racing Car)
Here’s the four beauties that changed hands last week:
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe – sold for US $ 308,000
200+ bhp, DOHC 2,922 cc inline six-cylinder engine with triple Weber 35 DCOE carburetors, David Brown four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with trailing link, coil springs and Armstrong lever dampers, live Salisbury 4H rear axle with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic Alfin drum brakes. Wheelbase: 99.25″
• The thirteenth DB2 produced; one of 50 triple grille “washboard” examples built
• Part of Briggs Cunningham’s 1950 three-car entry at Sebring
• Expert restoration by marque specialists Steel Wings
• Complete with FIA HTP passport
More information and pictures of the DB2 Coupe.
1962 Aston Martin DB4 – sold for US $ 572,000
240 bhp, 3,670 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, dual SU carburetors, four-speed David Brown manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with Watt’s linkage, trailing links and coil springs, and four-wheel, servo-assisted hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 98″
• Original California delivery, factory left-hand drive vehicle
• Fitted with desirable overdrive option
• Matching numbers
• Fresh, superb concours level restoration by marque specialists
More information and pictures of the DB4.
1960 Aston Martin DB4GT – sold for US $2,035,000
302 bhp, 3,670 twin plug dual overhead camshaft alloy engine with three Weber carburetors, four-speed synchromesh alloy-cased ratio gearbox, four-wheel coil spring suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 95″
• The fourth DB4GT produced, with numerous interesting features
• Factory left-hand drive; one of only 30 from a total of 75 built
• Two known owners from new, the second of which since 1967
• Original, matching numbers engine
• Race bred with full comfort appointments
More information and pictures of the DB4GT.
1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car – sold for US $ 3,685,000
210 bhp at 5,500 rpm, 2992 cc inline six-cylinder engine, twin overhead camshafts, triple sidedraft Weber carburetors, four-speed David Brown close-ratio gearbox, independent front suspension with trailing links, torsion bar springing and lever shock absorbers, De Dion rear suspension located by parallel trailing links and Panhard rod, torsion bar springing and telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel Alfin drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2210 mm
• Original chassis, numbered engine, and bodywork
• Delivered new to Holland
• Outstanding provenance with known ownership and documentation from new
• In the hands of two well-known Aston Martin collectors for the past 48 years
• Only privateer car fitted with a twin plug head at the factory
More information and pictures of the DB3S Sports Racing Car.
Not Sold: 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante
(This nice DB6 Volante was also auctioned but not sold,
with the highest bid reaching US $780,000.)
Est. 282 hp, 4.0-liter dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine with three SU carburetors, five-speed ZF manual gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, and ZF power rack and pinion steering. Wheelbase: 102″
• One of only 140 Volante (convertible) DB6s built
• Ground up restoration by Kevin Kay
• Professional conversion to left-hand drive
More information and pictures of the DB6 Volante.