Have you ever wanted a bright-orange Aston Martin? How about eight?
An octet consisting of the British marque’s entire 2010 model line finished in a one-off orange will be auctioned off by Bonhams next month as part of the Zoute Sale. And just in case that wasn’t intriguing enough, each of the grand tourers is practically brand-new, having barely been driven since leaving the factory.
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At the turn of the last decade, an unnamed “private gentleman” approached Aston Martin with an interesting request. He wanted to commission special Swiss-spec examples of each of the automaker’s eight roadgoing cars in a bespoke shade of orange, according to Bonhams. It’s not just the vehicles’ exteriors that would feature the special-order citrus hue, though. Their leather-covered interiors would match as well. The set of cars—which calls to mind the legendary Hunter Green Collection of 1980s Aston Martin V8—appear to have just been for display, though, as each example only has delivery mileage (between 70 and 235 miles) on the odometer.
The highlights of the collection are a DBS Coupé and DBS Volante. Both flavors of the athletic GT—which features prominently in Daniel Craig’s first two James Bond films—have a 5.9-liter V-12 capable of pumping out 510 horses, which is routed to the rear axle via a six-speed “Touchtronic 2” paddle-shift semi-automatic transmission. Performance numbers were only provided for the hard-top, but it can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph. Both versions of the DBS are expected to sell for between $85,000 and $128,000 apiece.
There are also coupé and convertible versions of the DB9, both of which are better suited for drives on country roads than track days. They could fetch between $64,000 and $96,000 each. There’s also a V12 Vantage Coupé and a four-door Rapide. Bonham estimates they could sell for $53,000 to $85,000 and $42,000 to $64,000 respectively. Finally, if a V-12 isn’t that important to you, a V8 Vantage Coupé and V8 Vantage Roadster are also part of the collection and expected to go for between $42,000 to $64,000 each.
The Zoute Sale will be held on Sunday, October 8, in Le Zoute, Belgium. Each of the citrus-colored Aston Martins is available to buy separately. If you’re a completist, though, expect to pay around $500,000 for all eight GTs.
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