An important Aston Martin DB4GT with unique coachwork by Italian design house Bertone, and which was the last off the production line, will be offered for sale this Saturday, May 18. Bonhams’ 14th annual auction of Aston Martin and Lagonda motor cars takes place at Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, U.K.
The “one-off” car, which has been fully restored by Aston Martin, will go under the hammer in the manufacturer’s 100th anniversary year, and is expected to realize between $4.3 million and $5.8 million.
In 1960 Aston Martin commissioned Bertone to conceive and build a special Gran Turismo version of the DB4GT to be premiered at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show. The finished design – with its strikingly angular lines – was penned by a young Giorgetto Guigiaro, who would go on to become one of the most celebrated automotive designers of our time.
The final DB4GT to come off the production line, the car was named “The Jet” and debuted as planned in Geneva alongside Jaguar’s new E-type.
The car is offered from a deceased estate, and comes to market for the first time in over 25 years. Its late owner owned several other Aston Martins, before falling for The Jet in 1986.
He had it restored to concours condition by the factory, since which time it has won 12 awards including First in Class at Pebble Beach and the Hurlingham Club, and Best in Show at Villa D’Este.
Tim Schofield, Director of the U.K. Motor Car Department, said: “Over the 14 years Bonhams has been holding dedicated Aston Martin auctions in Newport Pagnell we have sold many examples of the marque’s most celebrated models as well as a number of motor cars like this one – that are completely unique. It gives us great pleasure to offer this important Aston Martin in this most important of years for the factory.”