Johnnie Walker heir’s Aston Martin DB5 offered at Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale

The most famous of all ‘James Bond’ Aston Martins, a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, will be offered at Bonhams Bond Street Sale, taking place on 6 December. The motor car was originally owned by Johnnie Walker heir and celebrated motor-racing figure, Rob Walker. Walker’s elite status in motor racing history began when he founded the most successful privateer team in Formula 1 history, the Rob Walker Racing Team, whose landmark achievements include the first-ever F1 Grand Prix wins for Cooper and Lotus. A highlight lot from the Gordon Willey Collection, the DB5 is offered at an estimate of £400,000-450,000. Further sale highlights include a 1937 Lagonda 4½-Litre LG45 Rapide Tourer. In 1937, The Autocar magazine said of the model: “A short run on one of the first of the 4½-Litre Lagonda models left a vivid impression not only of brilliant acceleration and sheer

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