Rare 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet Up for Auction

As part of the 100 car lineup prepared by Bonhams for the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, on July 1st, 2011, an extremely rare 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet previously owned by that legendary British Grand racing character, Innes Ireland, is to go under the hammer.

The vehicle was recently restored to concours condition, and now has a pre-sale estimate of £500,000 – 700,000.

In addition the lineup will also include a competition-winning 1925 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix two-seater, formerly owned by past Bugatti Owners' Club director and editor of Bugantics magazine, Jack Perkins.

Expected to fetch £400,000 – 500,000, it is accompanied by another beautiful Bugatti, a 1926 Type 37 Monoposto, estimated at £120,000 – 160,000.

Other highlights include a 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 once owned by Sir Paul McCartney, expected to realise £100,000 – 120,000; two cars from the Patrick Collection – the 1986 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale and 1990 Alfa Romeo SZ Coupe – which have attracted pre-sale estimates of £80,000 – 100,000 and £20,000 – 25,000 respectively; and a 1928 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model (estimate £120,000 – 140,000), owned by the same family since 1945.

A modern highlight is the 2004 7.3-Litre Pagani Zonda C12 Roadster, painted in an 'Elvis Presley Cadillac Pink', which has had only one owner from new, and is estimated to fetch £200,000 – 250,000.

In addition, a BMC Competition Department Transporter, which is described by Bonhams as 'an eye-catching and stylish addition to any historic race meeting', has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £30,000 – 40,000, while boat enthusiasts will covet a 1992 Hacker 28' Runabout, which was commissioned by J Paul Getty as a tender to his 80-metre private yacht, Talitha G, expected to fetch £35,000 – 45,000.
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