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1935 Aston Martin Fetches $4.6 Million

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On: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 9:19AM | By: Gary P Garry


1935 Aston Martin  Fetches $4.6 Million

When you think about suitable toys for the “man who has everything”, your imagination can really run wild. Personally, when I think about the scenario, I can't help but think about Hugh Hefner's world, but this is a family automotive blog so I have to veer away from those visions and think about motor vehicles.

Without question, many rich and famous people have accumulated fantastic car collections. The first person that comes to mind in this regard is Jay Leno, and his collection is mind-boggling to say the least.

However, there are some other high profile individuals who have some extraordinary cars. The rapper 50 Cent has recently been in the news because he has filed for bankruptcy, but his garage certainly doesn't look like it belongs to a poor guy. His collection reportedly includes a Lamborghini Murcielago and a Bentley Mulsanne, along with the obligatory Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Ralph Lauren, the famed fashion designer, is no slouch either when it comes to expensive automotive tastes. He can be seen driving around in his pumpkin-colored Porsche 997 GT3 RS, but that is his “knock around” ride. When things get serious for Ralph, he gets behind the wheel of his 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic that has an estimated value of around $40 million.

Another celebrity who has a taste for fine cars is the comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The guy who made a fortune starring in a show about nothing apparently has a thing for Porsche cars. People in the know say that he has no less than 47 of them, with a total value of around $15 million.

High net worth individuals like these famous car lovers must salivate when they hear about classic car auctions that offer rare, collectible motor vehicles. I don't know if the buyer was a celebrity, but I do know that someone with very deep pockets walked away with a spectacular acquisition recently.

There were just four custom Aston Martin race cars built to compete in the 1935 endurance race at Le Mans. One of them was put on the block at a Bonham's auction in June, and the car got the full attention of the bidding public. Ultimately, the 1935 Aston Martin sold for just under $4.6 million.

This is a big number to be sure, but the buyer will have to settle for second-class citizen status when he pulls up alongside Ralph Lauren's Bugatti.




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