Easter Outlook


Firstly, we are pleased to offer for sale a delightful Volante in time for the Spring sunshine:

For Sale

1992 Aston Martin Virage Volante Automatic – Rolls Royce Ming Blue Metallic with Black Leather. Low recorded mileage, great ownership history offered at £75,000  http://www.allastonmartin.com/cardetails.html?carid=927

 

In late February and throughout March, the second tranche of major auction activity on both sides of the Atlantic included a number of Aston Martins and the good news is that of thirteen Astons offered in the sales, only one car failed to sell.  So the demand remains strong.

 

But the same really cannot be said for the prices – most estimates had been moderated to reflect the current market and the only car to make a nonsense of its estimate was a “Kermit Green” V8 Volante at Goodwood that made £130,300 (incl. premium) against an estimate of £60-80,000. 

 

DB7’s showed their continued resurgence both in Coupe and Volante form and a number of Vanquishes put in an appearance but none made the exceptional price of the “S” from last year’s Coys sale.  In fact the one sales failure of the period was  one that Coys put to market – a left hand drive car.  It is perhaps indicative that the sold Vanquishes were both Oyster Silver and the non seller “Tour de France Blue!

 

It may be that the fault lies in the overly rosy complexion put on the market by the auction houses when they publish sales results that substantially inflate reality by adding Buyer’s Premium + VAT. Or is it the plethora of dealer adverts persist in putting POA/POR where the price should be. Whichever it is, Buyers and Sellers are like drivers when the traffic lights fail – they know where they want to go but confusion reigns on price.

 

Maybe guidance can come from another overheated market.  One of our clients operates in the London property market and their advice has a resonance in the Aston Martin market.   They said:

 

We hope that vendors will have learnt from the experience of 2015 – the market out there is robust, just so long as sellers don’t get too greedy.”

 

Happy Easter!

Silverstone Auctions 27th February 2016

Lot No

Description

Estimate

402

1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Automatic. Sutherland Red with Black leather chassis 300027

£22-25,000  Sold £24,750

728

2001 Vanquish 2 + 0 Oyster silver Chassis: 500120

£50-60,000  Sold £61,313

733

1958 DB Mark III Dark Blue / Black leather Chassis 1433

£160-180,000 Sold £208,125

735

1973 V8 Series II Grey Chassis: 10653

£70-80,000   Sold £78,750

Coys , London 6th March 2016.

Lot No

Description

Estimate

110

2002 Vanquish left hand drive in Tour de France Blue Chassis: 500268

£50-60,000 Not Sold

122

1973 V8 Saloon Auto Winchester Blue with Tan Chassis: 11059

£60-70,000 Sold: £63,960

Bonhams, Amelia Island 10th March 2016.

Lot

Description

Estimate

110

1990 Virage Saloon, right hand drive, 5 speed manual in Buckinghamshire Green with Tan leather piped Green. Chassis: 50007

$30-40,000 Sold: $40,700 (£28,763)

112

1982 V8 Volante Manual in Green with Saddle interior. Chassis: 15260

$160 – 200,000  Sold $211,200 (£149,258)

RM Sothebys Amelia Island 12th March 2016.

Lot

Description

Estimate

146

2003 DBAR1 by Zagato, no 89 of 90 produced Tungsten Silver over Charcoal and Claret Red Chassis: SCFAE62353K800089

$250 – 300,000  Sold: $363,000 (£252,422)

Bonhams Goodwood Members Meeting 20th March 2016.

Lot

Description

Estimate

10

1981 V8 Volante Automatic  Green (Kermit) Metallic with Cream Chassis 15167

£60-80,000 Sold: £130,300

54

1934 12/50 hp “2nd Series”  Standard Tourer White Chassis No: G3/297/L

£80 – 120,000 Sold: £85,500

70

2002 Vanquish 2 + 2 Oyster Silver with Tobacco Chassis: 500063

£50-55,000  Sold: £61,980

95

2002 DB7 Vantage Volante Auto in Silver with Blue Leather – Chassis: 402542

£28-32,000 no reserve  Sold: £36,800

 

 

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