More than 2,000 people showed up for a major auction of Aston Martin cars and paraphernalia in England this weekend.Nearly all of the 245 items on the auction block were sold, with proceeds totaling nearly $10 million.
The big sale of the day was a beautifully restored 1963 DB4 Series V Vantage convertible (right), which sold for $818,292, within its estimated selling range.
It was not the only major sale, however.
Two identical replicas of Aston Martins driven in James Bond movies sold for over their pre-sale estimates, as did a sports car whose proceeds were donated to aid victims of the Japan tsunami and earthquake.
The company car used by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Bez Ulrich sold for $180,588. Proceeds went to benefit victims of the Japan tsunami
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