£10m bid for classic car breaks records
A vintage Aston Martin has fetched over £10m at public sale – making it probably the most treasured British automobile ever bought underneath the hammer in Europe.
The ex-Essex Racing Solid, 1961 Aston Martin “MP209” DB4GT Zagato with the registration “2 VEV” used to be auctioned by way of Bonhams at the once a year Pageant of Velocity sale at Goodwood in Sussex.
The public sale space mentioned it used to be snapped up by way of a Eu purchaser, who has now not been publicly named.
A global report for probably the most treasured BMW ever bought underneath the hammer used to be additionally set on the Bonhams public sale.
The 1957 BMW 507 Roadster – in the past owned by way of British racing motive force John Surtees – fetched £three,809,500.
James Knight, Bonhams motoring chairman and the auctioneer for the sale, mentioned: “We’re merely blown away by way of as of late’s effects.
“The arena information that we set as of late are indicative of the ongoing marketplace want for the traditionally vital motor automobiles with impeccable provenance reminiscent of ‘2 VEV’ and the John Surtees BMW 507.”