While the quintessential Aston Martin might be envisioned in British racing green or perhaps in a silver shade reminiscent of James Bond’s iconic DB5, a forthcoming auction by Bonhams features a collection of eight Aston Martins that diverges from these conventional color palettes.
Slated for inclusion in Bonhams’ upcoming Zoute Sale to be held in Knokke-Heist, Belgium on October 8, each vehicle in this unique collection boasts custom-designed orange paintwork complemented by matching leather upholstery. According to auction details, the eight vehicles were specially commissioned in 2010 by a single buyer, although the specific rationale for the unusual color choice remains undisclosed.
Overview of Aston Martin Vanquish
This distinct collection comprises one unit of each model from Aston Martin’s product lineup of that period. Specifically, it includes singular examples of the DBS, DB9, and V8 Vantage in both coupe and convertible configurations, as well as a V12 Vantage coupe and a Rapide sedan.
The engines that power these models are as distinctive as the collection itself. The DB9, DBS, and Rapide feature a naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V-12 engine, whereas the V8 Vantage models are equipped with a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8. After the introduction of the V-8 models, Aston Martin integrated the V-12 engine from the higher-end models into the Vantage, giving birth to the V12 Vantage. The DB9 and DBS were subsequently phased out and replaced by the DB11, which itself was later succeeded by the contemporary DB12. The Vantage received a redesign in the 2019 model year, while the Rapide has been discontinued without a successor.
2010 Aston Martin DBS Coupe (Image Courtesy of Bonhams)
The vehicles in the collection were manufactured to meet Swiss regulatory standards and have only the nominal mileage typically associated with delivery, as per the auction listing.
Financially, the pre-auction price estimations begin at 40,000 to 60,000 euros (approximately $42,000 to $63,000 at current exchange rates) for the Rapide and V8 Vantage models. The V12 Vantage coupe is projected to command a price of 50,000 to 80,000 euros ($53,000 to $85,000). Meanwhile, the DB9 models are expected to achieve a sale price of 60,000 to 90,000 euros ($63,000 to $95,000) each.
The highest valuations are anticipated for the DBS coupe and convertible models, with estimated selling prices ranging from 80,000 euros to 120,000 euros ($85,000 to $127,000) for each vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Aston Martin Auction
What is the unique feature of the Aston Martins in this collection?
The unique feature of the Aston Martins in this collection is their custom-designed orange paintwork along with matching orange leather interiors. Each of the eight cars was specially commissioned by a single buyer in 2010.
Where and when will the auction take place?
The auction is part of Bonhams’ upcoming Zoute Sale and is scheduled to be held in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, on October 8.
Which models from Aston Martin’s 2010 lineup are included in this collection?
The collection includes one unit each of the following models: DBS, DB9, and V8 Vantage in both coupe and convertible configurations, as well as a V12 Vantage coupe and a Rapide sedan.
What are the engine specifications of the cars in this collection?
The DB9, DBS, and Rapide models are equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.9-liter V-12 engine. The V8 Vantage models come with a 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine.
What are the pre-auction price estimates for the cars?
The pre-auction estimates start at 40,000 to 60,000 euros for the Rapide and V8 Vantage models. The V12 Vantage coupe is expected to sell for between 50,000 and 80,000 euros. The DB9 models are expected to fetch between 60,000 to 90,000 euros. The highest valuations are anticipated for the DBS coupe and convertible models, with estimated prices ranging from 80,000 to 120,000 euros.
What standards do the cars in this collection meet?
The cars in this collection were built to meet Swiss regulatory standards and have only the nominal mileage typically associated with delivery.
Has any model in the collection been replaced or discontinued?
Yes, the DB9 and DBS were replaced by the DB11, which itself was later succeeded by the DB12. The Vantage received a redesign in 2019, and the Rapide has been retired without a successor.
More about Aston Martin Auction
- Bonhams Official Website
- Aston Martin Model Lineup History
- Zoute Sale Event Details
- Swiss Vehicle Regulatory Standards
- Current Exchange Rates
- Aston Martin Engine Specifications