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Aston Martin Vantage GT3 debut and the latest from Bonhams ...

This weekend, Aston Martin debuted the all-new Vantage GT3 car during a VLN round on the Nurburgring Nordschleiffe. Not fully homologated, the new Aston Martin was forced to start in the SPX class for prototypes, which meant a relegation on the start grid and lengthened pit-stops. While forced to start at the back of the first group, the Vantage GT3 did set the fastest time in qualifying and ultimately finished fourth overall after a flawless run.
At this weekend's very successful Bonhams Zoute Sale it was another Aston Martin that grabbed the headlines. This DB4 Vantage topped the sale as it found a new owner for just over Euro 1.1 million.
It is a very busy period for Bonhams as the British company will again host a sale today, at the Philadelphia Simeone Automotive Museum. The eclectic mix of cars consigned is headlined by a trio of pre-War machinery. Among them is this lovely Bentley 6-Litre that has had a very colourful life. Its first owner covered a startling 35,000 miles with the car in just 24 months. Accident damage incurred in 1932 prompted a rebuild at the factory during which the All Weather Touring car body that it still wears today was fitted.
Another rare combination is this Isotta Fraschini 8A, which is one of just three chassis by the Italian marque fitted with a body by Lancefield. It has survived in remarkably original condition despite serving as an ambulance during the War.
One of the earliest cars consigned is this Stutz Bearcat from 1913. It was discovered on a farm in Montana during the 1970s by an aerial surveillance pilot, who in his spare time scoured the photographs he had made for hidden away cars. He acquired the car but it would take close to four decades for it be fully restored to its current condition.

Enjoy the links:

2018 Bonhams Zoute Sale - Ultimatecarpage.com

2018 Bonhams Philadelphia Simeone Automotive Museum - Ultimatecarpage.com

2019 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 - Images, Specifications and Information

1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage - Chassis DB4/1133/L - Ultimatecarpage.com

1927 Bentley 6-Litre Gill All-Weather Touring Car - Images, Specifications and Information

1931 Isotta Fraschini 8A Lancefield Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

1913 Stutz Bearcat - Chassis 997 - Ultimatecarpage.com
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