DBS from ‘The Persuaders!’ sets world record at Bonhams’ Aston Martin sale
Returning to the home of Aston Martin Works – where it was prepared before filming and subsequently restored – the Bahama Yellow DBS took pride of place in the Bonhams auction hall. Attracting attention from selfie-snapping show enthusiasts and serious bidders alike, it eventually sold for £475,000 (£533,500 including buyer’s premium).
'Barn-finds' strike again
Also contributing strongly to the £8.7m sale total were a rare 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Volante – sold for £757,500 – and several of the ‘project condition’ cars. The latter group was led by ‘DP217’, a factory prototype DB5 in need of much work. Smashing through its estimate of £50,000 – 80,000 (perhaps somewhat modest for a ‘DP’ car of such importance, despite its condition), it went on to achieve £350,000, or £393,500 including premium.
Photos: Joe Breeze/Bonhams