In 1958, Aston Martin introduced Britain’s answer to Italy’s automotive mastery. Engineered to be the ultimate Gran Turismo, the DB4GT was designed for competition. Only 30 left hand drives were produced, and the rare 1961 example that Bonhams will offer in Paris on February 2nd is the product of a ground-up restoration. Campaigned extensively–and successfully–on the historic race circuit, it’s estimated at $1.7m-$2.2m.
An earlier British classic roadster likely to draw a lot of collector interest is a 1929 Bentley 6 1/2/8-Litre Tourer with a curious history. It was assembled from parts by Bentley collector and racer David Llewellyn, and sports a replacement chassis, as well as an upgraded 8-Litre engine. Notwithstanding its unusual provenance, it coasts into the auction with an estimate of $937,000-$1.1m.