1964 Aston Martin DB5 leads sale at Barrett-Jackson

A 1964 Aston Martin DB5 led Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction with a final price of $1.4m.

The car was one of around 1,800 lots to cross the block over the course of the company’s now legendary nine day sale.

The DB5 has long been one of Aston Martin’s most celebrated cars, following its appearance in the hugely popular James Bond movie Goldfinger (1964).

Aston Martin DB5

The DB5 is a rare left hand drive example

This is a rare left hand drive version, a factor that boosted its value among the American buyers present.

It also features a matching numbers engine.

The sale also starred a wealth of cars consigned by celebrities, including Justin Bieber’s 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia, which set a new record for the model at $434,500.

The car has been modified by auto shop West Coast Customs, best known for its appearance on MTV’s phenomenally successful Pimp My Ride series.

Justin Bieber Ferrari

Justin Bieber managed to lose this Ferrari for several weeks 

Bieber actually managed to lose the car for several weeks last year, despite its lurid blue paint job. He reportedly left it in a parking lot outside a hotel before going out to get catastrophically smashed.

In all the sale brought in $102.4m, including $2.2m for various charities.

Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson, commented: “This year’s Scottsdale auction was a tremendous success.

“Despite the rain and colder temperatures, we had a phenomenal turnout, set 40 world auction sales records and sold more than 1,800 pieces of authentic automobilia.”

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