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The Aston Martin Works Auction Was A Celebration Of Aston's Finest

A very rare get-together for the AM clan at their spiritual home.

Throughout its 103-year history, Aston Martin has set up shop in many a location around the United Kingdom. Originally based out of a terraced house in a posh end of London, Aston Martin eventually found itself in old aircraft factories, a former RAF bomber base and, as of 2018, a new facility on the outskirts of a small Welsh village. Perhaps the place that's most synonymous with the British sports car marque, though, is Newport Pagnell, which made it the perfect site for the recent Bonhams-hosted auction of several sought-after Aston Martin models.

What made the auction at the Aston Martin Works facility even more appropriate was that many of the featured cars were assembled at the former production facility at Newport Pagnell. Alongside the beautifully maintained DB5s and DB6s were several other cars that share the same place of birth, ranging from a "barn find condition" DB2/4 convertible to the insane Vantage V600, an Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake. There was even the "Project Vantage" concept car that paved the way for the last Aston Martin model to be produced at the Newport Pagnell plant, the original Vanquish. Perhaps the star of the show, though, was the striking DB3S sports car racer that we're amazed didn't meet its $7,200,000+ reserve price

As much as we'd love to waxy lyrically about all the beautiful Aston Martin models that were being auctioned off, the video below by NewMotoring is enough of a fitting showcase for these amazing British grand tourers. So sit back, relax, press "Play" and gawk in wonderment and awe at all of those lovely Aston Martins.

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