An updated 1967 Aston Martin DB6 and a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT each sold for more than $400,000 as Bonhams Motoring Department wrapped up its 2016 schedule with its December Sale last week. The sale produced £3.839,388 ($4.87 million) in transactions from the auction of collector cars, motorcycles and automobilia.
The ’67 DB6 was a four-owner car that was restored in 1997 and updated to Vantage specification. Aston Martins were popular with bidders, taking three of the four top-sales spots and four of the top-10.
The ’71 Dino originally was the Earls Court Motor Show display car and early on was owned by Formula I team owner Rob Walker. The car was restored in 2009-10 and showed only 52,000 miles on its odometer.
Top 10 sales, Bonhams’ December Sale
- 1967 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-liter sports saloon to Vantage specification, $454,529
- 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe, $419,168
- 1966 Aston Martin DB6 sports saloon (automatic), $273,475
- 1938 Aston Martin 2.0-liter 15/98 sports tourer, $250,481
- 1918 Stutz Bearcat rumble-seat roadster, $270,646
- 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4-liter coupe, $256,501
- 1934 Alvis Speed Twenty ‘SB’ tourer, $132,026
- 1952 Jaguar XK120 roadster by Fender Broad, $113,638
- 1964 Jaguar Series 1 3.8-liter coupe, $112,224
- 1992 Aston Martin Virage Volante 6.3-liter convertible, $109,395
(Prices include buyer’s premium.)
Bonhams’ next collector car sale takes place January 19 in Scottsdale, Arizona, followed a few days later by the company’s annual Las Vegas vintage motorcycle auction.