An Aston Martin, which sold for £2.15 million ($2.9 million), managed to steal the limelight at an auction in London which was supposed to showcase a collection of classic Porsches.
The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT was auctioned at R.M. Sotheby's annual London sale on Wednesday evening which saw a total of £21.5 million change hands (including buyer's premia). The main focus of the event was a carefully curated collection of limited edition Porsches which mostly smashed their estimates.
A yellow 1993 911 Turbo quadrupled its low-end estimate and a Riviera blue 1995 911 GT2 was swept up £1.65 million. A starring role was also given to a 1956 Austin Princess which was personally owned by ex-Beatle legend John Lennon. The black vehicle, bearing a startling resemblance to a hearse and kitted out with real (economy class) airline seats, was snapped up for £135,000, falling far short of its estimate of £185,000 to £260,000.