1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible makes $1.2m

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 convertible was the lead lot of Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale.

The car made £1m ($1.5m) in the September 12 auction at the famous racetrack in Chichester, UK.

DB5 convertible Bonhams
The 1965 DB5 convertible is one of only 123 ever made

It's one of only 123 convertible versions of the DB5, which remains one of the marque's most popular models (in part due to its enduring association with the James Bond series).

The value of the DB5 has grown steadily over the years, with another convertible (the rare left hand drive variety) selling for a record $2.1m at Bonhams' Grand Palais sale earlier this year.

A 1965 Bentley S3 Continental Flying Spur sports saloon that formerly belonged to Keith Richards sold for £763,100 ($1.1m).

Blue Lena Bonhams
Keith Richards sold his beloved 'Blue Lena' in 1978

Nicknamed Blue Lena, the car is one of only 68 right hand drive S3 Continental Flying Spurs made. Richards owned it until 1978.

The car features a number of unique modifications, including a record player and speakers. It also includes a hidden compartment Richards used to transport his sizeable stash of narcotics.

Richards later wrote in his autobiography: "This was "Blue Lena", as it was christened, my dark blue Bentley, my S3 Continental Flying Spur an automobile of some rarity, one of a limited edition of eighty-seven.

"It was named in honour of Lena Horne I sent her a picture of it. Having this car was already heading for trouble, breaking the rules of the establishment, driving a car I was definitely not born into 'Blue Lena' had carried us on many an acid-fuelled journey."

The sale also featured a number of historic jets, auctioned to raise funds for the Classic Air Force Charity.

Highlights included a 1946 de Havilland Rapide Short-haul Airliner that realised £124,700 ($192,715).

De Havilland
The 1946 de Havilland Rapide Short-haul Airliner is a classic passenger plane

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