Two Bonhams Auctions, Two Countries, $18.8m

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Bonhams held two impressive auctions this weekend for a combined total of more than $18m. The top lot at the 15th annual Aston Martin sale in Newport Pagnell, U.K., was a 1970 DB6 Mk II Volante, pictured above and sold at $1,273,284. The sale totaled $14,258,075 among 44 cars sold.

At the Spa sale in Francorchamps, Belgium, a 1976/1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Group B Michelotto was the high sale at $843,771. Forty-six cars sold, totaling $4,546,195.

View more sale highlights here.

Correction: The SCM weekly email and a previous version of this news item pictured the wrong Aston Martin. The car pictured was a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Sports Saloon, sold at Bonhams Spa for $480,387.

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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