This is certainly an unusual collection of vehicles, though maybe not so much. Over the years, we’ve seen collections of monochromatically coloured vehicles, such as all-white Ferraris, but admittedly, eight orange Aston Martin is kind of special.
Bonhams’ Cars division will auction a unique array of eight Aston Martins, all in a special-order tangerine orange. The auction, part of the Zoute Sale slated for October 8, features these vehicles built to Swiss specifications and with practically delivery-only mileage. Astonishingly, each car in this collection will be offered without reserve and is expected to garner over half a million euros in total.
The Orange Collection was specially commissioned by a private individual in collaboration with Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. This collection focuses on the brand’s 2010 road-going models, each sporting a distinctive orange hue and complemented by matching leather interiors.
Two DBS models, the Volante and Coupe, headline the collection, each with an estimated value ranging from €80,000 to €120,000. Notably, the last car to be offered at auction will be a four-door Rapide, with an estimated value of €40,000 to €60,000.
Here’s a breakdown of the cars featured in The Orange Collection, along with their estimated values:
– Aston Martin DBS Volante: €80,000 – 120,000
– Aston Martin DBS Coupe: €80,000 – 120,000
– Aston Martin DB9 Volante: €60,000 – 90,000
– Aston Martin DB9 Coupe: €60,000 – 90,000
– Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe: €50,000 – 80,000
– Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante: €40,000 – 60,000
– Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe: €40,000 – 60,000
– Aston Martin Rapide Sports-Saloon: €40,000 – 60,000
Comparisons have already been drawn between The Orange Collection and the legendary Hunter Green Collection, a set of late 1980s Aston Martin V8s that Bonhams auctioned off at Newport Pagnell approximately 15 years ago. The Hunter Green Collection has since gained iconic status within automotive circles.
As these vehicles are offered without reserve, the auction is poised to be a highly competitive event, likely to attract a broad spectrum of buyers from Aston Martin enthusiasts to serious collectors. With its striking aesthetic and matchless provenance, The Orange Collection stands as a noteworthy chapter in Aston Martin’s storied history.
While The Orange Collection of Aston Martins is undoubtedly the headline attraction of Bonhams’ Zoute Sale, the auction will also feature an impressive range of other premium automobiles. Among the 147 lots available, highlights include a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ with an estimate of €5,000,000 to €7,000,000. This remarkable vehicle is Ferrari Classiche certified, boasts matching numbers, and is in concours condition. A 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, originally delivered to the UK and upgraded with disc brakes, carries an estimated value of €1,100,000 to €1,400,000. The line-up also showcases a 1995 Porsche 911 Type 993 GT2, dubbed the ultimate road-going 993, with just 12,840 km on the odometer and an estimated value of €1,000,000 to €1,300,000. Another notable entry is a 1956 Bentley S-Type Continental Sports Saloon, once owned by the late photographer Helmut Newton, with an estimated value ranging from €1,000,000 to €1,500,000.
The diverse array of vehicles on offer extends beyond The Orange Collection, making the Zoute Sale a must-attend event for serious collectors and automotive enthusiasts alike. The extensive catalog assures that this auction stands to be one of the most significant and exciting automotive sales of the year.