A historic Aston Martin could be sold for almost £4 million as one of the lots in a special auction taking place to mark the Warwickshire car maker's centenary celebrations.
A Bonhams’ auction of classic Aston Martin cars takes place every year but this year’s event is an extra special one.
Not only will it mark the firm’s centenary year but it will also take place at a newly-completed Heritage Showroom at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell.
The auction will feature a host of sought-after Astons but the main feature is a unique Aston Martin DB4GT which is expected to realise between £2.8 and £3.8 million.
Nicknamed ‘The Jet’ the one-off car going under the hammer was the last DB4GT off the production line at Aston Martin Works.
It is the only one of its kind with coachwork by Italian design house Bertone and made its debut at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show.
It was one of the first design commissions for Giorgetto Giugiaro, who would go on to become one of the most celebrated automotive designers of modern times. The car is being sold following the recent death of its owner, an Aston Martin enthusiast who had the car since 1986 and had it restored to concours condition by Aston Martin Works.
Since then it has won 12 awards, including first in class at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, and best in show at Villa D’Este.
The annual Bonhams auction takes place on Saturday May 18