The iconic British maker of exceptional high performance cars since 1913, Aston Martin celebrated the year 2013 that marks the brand’s 100th anniversary, with the launch of Aston Martin's Centenary Edition Vanquish, along with series of events and commemorative videos including the Dubai Centenary Spectacular where the new Aston Martin Vanquish was taken to the iconic Burj Al Arab helipad which also hosted an Andre Agassi, Roger Federer tennis match. However, in this brand’s centenary year, the enthusiastic fans of the marque also stand a rare chance to grab the one-of-a-kind multiple- award-winning 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Bertone ‘Jet’ with Italian-built coachwork. Described to be one of its type ever built, this unique British car is expected to realize a price between $4.38 and $5.95 million when offered for sale in May by Bonhams, the auctioneer which last year also offered historic Aston Martin cars from the 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Sports Saloon to the 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
Fully restored by Aston Martin, this completed ‘one-off’ will go under the hammer at the 14th annual Bonhams auction of Aston Martin and Lagonda motor cars at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, on 18th May.
Historically, the British auto maker in the year 1960 commissioned Bertone to conceive and build a special GT version of the DB4GT, to be premiered at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. The finished design was penned by a young Giorgetto Guigiaro, and the car was then named ‘The Jet’. The car in question which has 12 awards including ‘First in Class’ at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, is being offered on sale for the first time in over 25 years.
Besides, we have also seen the sale offering of historic 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car which was expected to fetch $3.8 million at Monterey auction and the only Aston Martin Le Mans winning race car which was expected to sell for $31.76 million at Talacrest sale.
Also watch in video Aston Martin celebrating 100 years of Power, Beauty, Soul with a spectacular centenary event; the New Vanquish lifted to the helipad of the exclusive Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai.