0 to £32,000 in four hours!
When Aston Martin owner Richard Royle decided to advertise his 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 he knew Classic Driver were the specialists for the marque, but even he was surprised when, just four hours after the car going online last Thursday, the telephone rang with a serious enquiry. "Really we hadn't even finished finalising the ad with you when the phone rang", says Richard, who bought the car at the all Aston auction by Bonhams at the Newport Pagnell factory last year. "The caller was genuine, an appointment was made to see the car on the Friday, and I am now pleased to say the car has a new, satisfied owner – all within three days of placing the ad through Classic Driver".
Being a member of the Aston Martin Owners Club Richard was able to show his car both on www.classicdriver.com and also in the Cars for Sale section of www.amoc.org – but it was a response on Classic Driver that sold the car. His car, ex-Mrs Lionel Martin to ‘Vantage’ spec, certainly looked good in the 4 colour photographs, and was clearly something unique.
With what must be a world record number of Astons for sale (currently 272), all from paying dealers or private ads, Classic Driver has built a worldwide reputation for being the marketplace for cars from a Vintage 1924 Bamford & Martin Sidevalve Short Chassis Tourer to a 2003, unregistered, Vanquish. Co-operations with the only worldwide Aston Martin Owners Club, and its sub-sections in Germany, Switzerland and the USA, have led to an unprecedented use of Classic Driver as the best method for finding the perfect Aston.
As a seller, Richard is delighted with the service – and he now has more time to lavish on his 1952 ex-Earls Court Motor Show DB2, another auction purchase from 2002.Published 17 February 2003