Aston Martin Hits Record High at Barons Auction

An ultra-rare, unrestored and highly original 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage set a new record for Barons when it sold for £781,000 at Sandown Park on July 28th. The highest price ever achieved for a car at a Barons sale, it broke the auction house’s previous record of £739,000, set just three months ago for a 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback ‘barn find’.

1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 1 Volante Vantage

“We believe this may be a record for an unrestored example of this particular Aston Martin, so these are very exciting times for Barons,” said company director Peter Gascoigne. “The past six months since Tony Cavell and I took the reins have seen significant growth in the value and quality of cars across the sales, and in the overall sale results. To have two such cars within three months of each other is truly remarkable.”

The Sandown Park saleroom was packed, and the number of online bidders had swelled by 50% for this sale. Bidding on the Aston – one of just 29 ever made, and believed to be the final such Volante Vantage built – actually started slowly, building gradually from an initial £350,000. Then telephone bids began flooding in and the car accelerated rapidly up to the final figure paid by the UK buyer.

Another British classic was second in the popularity charts at the sale. The stunning 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type 2+2 had been the subject of a comprehensive nut-and-bolt bare metal restoration, and sold for £46,750. It was followed by a very impressive, and considerably younger, machine; the 2014 Dax Cobra, which has just 500 miles on the clock, roared past its £20,000 estimate to sell for £32,175.

Barons is now gearing up for its British Heritage, Classic & Collectors’ Sale, at Sandown Park on September 15th.

For more information or to consign a car to the sale, please visit www.barons-auctions.com, email [email protected] or call 08454 30 60 60.

The full results of Barons’ July 28th sale appear below.

Year Make Model Sold
1969 Aston Martin DB6 MKI Volante Vantage £781,000
1968 Jaguar E-type 1.5 2+2 Coupe £46,750
2014 Dax Cobra £32,175
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera £22,000
1963 Triumph TR4 £21,450
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Widebody Coupe £15,950
1977 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 S2 £11,825
1961 Jaguar MKII 3.4 Saloon £11,220
1967 Ford Mustang £9,900
1990 Jaguar XJS 3.6 £9,350
1977 Triumph Stag £8,525
1966 MG B Roadster £8,250
1972 Fiat 500L £6,820
1994 Land Rover Range Rover Vogue LSE £6,050
B0B 60 Registration number £5500
1971 MG 1300 MK2 £5,225
1974 Fiat 500R £4,675
1986 Porsche 928 S2 Coupe £4,400
 1997 BMW Z3 1.9 £4,290
1992 Porsche 968 Cabriolet £4,180
1989 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16V £3,410
1973 Morris Mini 1000 £3,300
1977 Ford Capri £3,300
1986 Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12 £3,300
2001 BMW Z3 3.0i £3,300
 1957 Ford Anglia 100E £3,080
1985 Volkswagen MKI Golf Gti Cabriolet £2,970
1998 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 £2,695
1999 Volkswagen Golf Convertible £2,530
1989 BMW 320i Convertible £2,475
1978 MG Midget £1,870
2003 MG TF 1.8 £1,650
1986 Saab 900GLS TA £1,200
1980 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 £1,150
1976 MG B Roadster £750

 

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