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Sir Peter Ustinov Aston Martin fetches £1.5m in Bonhams auction

The ultra-rare left hand drive 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov Image copyright PA
Image caption This 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov was sold for £1,513,500

Auction house Bonhams' biggest ever Aston Martin sale - which included a 1962 model once owned by Sir Peter Ustinov - has made more than £10m.

More than 50 cars and 170 lots of automobilia were auctioned on Saturday at Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

A 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible, originally owned by Sir Peter Ustinov, sold for £1,513,500.

Sir Peter was an actor, writer and dramatist who died in 2004.

The highest priced car sold was a 1966 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible in Vantage specification which made £1,524,700.

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Image caption Inside the 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Convertible which sold for £1.5m

Tim Schofield, Bonhams' UK head of motor cars, said: "The quintessentially British marque of Aston Martin attracts interest from enthusiasts across the world, a fact demonstrated here as we took bids from all corners of the globe.

"This year's sale attracted a larger and more cosmopolitan interest than ever before..."

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