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Little Classics News: 29 May 2014

Persuaders Aston Martin DBS at Salute to Style

Persuaders Aston Martin DBS at Salute to StyleEarlier this month we reported on the 1970 Aston Martin DBS from ‘The Persuaders!’ which at the Bonhams Aston Martin sale set a new world record as the most expensive DBS ever sold at auction – the hammer dropped at £533,500!

'The Persuaders!' 1970 Aston Martin DBSWell there can be no more suitable occasion for the famous Aston Martin’s first official outing since the sale than Salute to Style at The Hurlingham Club.

'The Persuaders!' 1970 Aston Martin DBSThe Seventies’ British television series ‘The Persuaders!’ has enjoyed international acclaim since its inception. Its main characters were, of course, the legendary Roger Moore as Lord Brett Sinclair and and Tony Curtis as Danny Wilde. The series was, though, hardly less famous for the motoring icons they drove: Aston Martin provided Moore with the DBS, whilst Curtis was ‘stuck’ with the Ferrari Dino 246 GT.

'The Persuaders!' 1970 Aston Martin DBSThe Aston Martin DBS matched Lord Brett Sinclair in pedigree, suaveness and quintessentially British style. It featured in virtually all the episodes in the series, earning a special place in the heart of both car enthusiasts and budding collectors at the time.

“I was not surprised by the amount of interest drawn by the DBS at auction,” says new owner, solicitor and Aston enthusiast Jeremy Levison. “Quite apart from being a sensational car, it epitomises British style in one of the most famous TV series of all times.”

'The Persuaders!' 1970 Aston Martin DBSThis unique car will not look out of place on the grounds of The Hurlingham Club during ‘Salute to Style’, a brand new event held on 16-19 July to celebrate the best classic masterpieces in the racing world, with a ‘Pit Lane’ area, as well as a display of automotive design, art, music, food and wines from all over the world.


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