There are so many hot cars auctioned off every day that it can be difficult to keep up with them. You may see an article here and there about a celebrity’s classic car heading to auction, but unless you are a vintage vehicle enthusiast you may never know! Thankfully, Montway Auto Transport has got your back, and every Wednesday we will be posting on the latest and hottest cars going to auction or have recently been auctioned off.
Aston Martin’s are arguably some of the most beautiful cars out. They are sleek, sexy and carry a style all their own. That said, would you pay over $4 million to own one? How about a 1960 model that debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show? Well, at the 14th Annual Bonhams Auction for Aston Martin and Lagonda Cars a couple weeks ago that is exactly what someone did. They are now the happy owner of the 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Coupé that sold for £3,249,500, which equals out to $4,296,161.
Are you wondering why this vehicle went for so much? I was too, but then I learned that this car was extra special because it was the last DB4GT built. It was designed by one of the most well-known auto designers of the 20th century Giorgetto Giugiar (who, by the way, was only 22 at the time) and had its coachwork done by Bertone. If you are unfamiliar with Giugiar, Bonhams reported that he designed some of the most memorable vehicles including the De Tomaso Mangusta and the Maserati Ghibli. The DB4GT truly is a beautiful vehicle, and this particular one proved its beauty by outselling a 1964 DB5 coupe in the same auction that only had about 48,000 miles on it.
That car only sold for $423,907. As we stated in our tips for purchasing classic cars, sometimes the mileage just doesn’t matter!
What do you think of Aston Martins? If you know of Giugiar, do you like his designs? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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