Friday, April 8, 2022

Glorious for a Grouse Moor

Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today

Today is the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ in Britain and anybody headed to a grouse moor could do worse than to turn up in “the ultimate gentleman’s express,” a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 converted to a shooting brake, that will be sold in California later this week.

 

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Set to be offered at the Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California as part of a three day sale from 15th to 17th August by RM Sotheby’s, the Radford coachbuilt vehicle is one of just twelve ever made and one of only four left-hand drive examples. It was originally sold to a Swiss owner and has remained there with two subsequent guardians.

 

With an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) today, this is a shooting brake that is said to have cost about twice the average price of an English house in 1965. It features a vast payload space of more than 40 cubic feet and is more than capable of fitting a pair of guns and all the other paraphernalia a top shot could require.

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Capable of a top speed of 150 miles per hour, the original engine has been upgraded to 4.7-litres and amongst other featuers the silver birch coloured machine comes with are air horns and a power operated radio aerial.

 

Of this stunning yet practical car, RM Sotheby’s conclude: “The rarest DB5 variant ever made, the factory-sanctioned DB5 shooting brake is the perfect combination of elegance, luxury, and practicality. Offered with a comprehensive history, this exceptional Aston Martin is presented as beautifully as the day it left Radford for Switzerland.”

 

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Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
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Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
Glorious for a Grouse Moor – 1965 Aston Martin Shooting Brake by Radford – Rare Aston Martin shooting brake to be sold at auction in California; it would be the perfect vehicle to arrive at a grouse moor in today. To be sold by RM Sotheby’s with an estimate of £828,000 to £1.2 million ($1 million to $1.4 million, €894,000 to €1.3 million or درهم3.7million to درهم5.1 million) at Monterey, California, 15th to 17th August 2019.
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  1. Perfect for grouse season. The poor wee buggers don’t realise the fate that awaits them, and wander across the road, so you could hit them with the car. God knows it gets done a few times per season.

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