One-of-a-kind Bertone-bodied DB4GT sells for £3,249,500, setting a record for the highest price paid for an Aston Martin at auction.
Bonham’s annual Aston Martin and Lagonda car auction was held over the weekend and the star of the sale was the one-of-a-kind Bertone-bodied DB4GT dubbed “The Jet,” which sold for a world record price of £3,249,500 – the highest anyone has ever paid for an Aston Martin at auction. The car that sold was the last DB4GT to be built, with coachwork penned by a young Giorgetto Giugiaro, one of his first design commissions for Italian design house Bertone.
It debuted at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, and after passing through a select few collections, the previous owner restored it to concours condition, winning 12 awards as a result - including best in show at Villa d’Este. Several barn-finds were also sold at the auction, held for the 14th time at the old Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, UK, including a 1964 DB5 that had been off the road for 30 years that sold for £320,700.