Rare Aston Martin goes for £1.2m

Rare Aston Martin goes for £1.2m

An Aston Martin has gone under the hammer in Buckinghamshire, with the winning bid topping £1.2 million.

The DB4GT Zagato Sanction II Coupe was auctioned at Aston Martin's Newport Pagnell site, and with the new buyer seeing off competition from more than 2,000 other bidders it is likely they'll want to protect their investment with somecar insurance cover.

The successful bidder was also buying into rock history, as the car was once owned by the man Phil Collins called manager - Tony Smith.

A bid of £1.23 million secured the purchase on the day.

James Knight, the international managing director of collectors cars at Bonhams, said: "With only four Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction IIs made, '0198/R' represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of these fabulous cars, which will become increasingly collectible.

"This sale once again shows the steady rise of interest in Aston Martin cars that we have seen since we started these sales at Aston Martin Works."

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