Aspiring 007 Buys Aston Martin DB6 Vantage at BCA Classic Auction

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ASTON MARTIN DB6Even the expertise of Q might struggle in getting this Aston Martin ready for James Bond to use at a moments notice! Earlier this week, a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage sold for £26,950 at BCAs Classic & Historic sale in Bridgwater - despite being in bits. Described in the sales catalogue as a ‘blank canvas’ for the restorer to work on, the Aston Martin was a serious restoration project and not for the faint hearted. BCA had interest from as a far away as Japan for the car, and it sailed past its catalogue estimate of £10,000, eventually selling for over 2½ times that amount. Robin Lawton, Manager of BCA’s Classic Division commented, “The body will require stripping back and repainting, but for a new owner who would like a DB6 restored to their exact specification, this undoubtedly has great potential. The Aston Martin has always been produced in small numbers so good examples are prized by buyers at auction. Earlier models such as this one always attract a lot of attention from buyers, but this car certainly exceeded all expectations.” Other cars sold by BCA in this sale included a 1973 Mini 1000 which had covered just 33,790 miles from new in the hands of one lady owner for £2,550, and a Maserati BiTurbo formerly owned by Sir Elton John’s company ‘W A Bong Ltd’ for £7,500. A rare 1929 Ford Model ‘A’ Coupe with Sportsman coachwork realised £14,500 – well above its estimated value.