Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage, BMW Z3 M Roadster and Ferrari Testarossa standout buys at the Historics at Brooklands 6 June sale
Taking a look forward to Historics at Brooklands next sale on 6 June, there are plenty of interesting cars on offer at the Surrey-based auction. Historics has always provided a great cross section of the automotive spectrum, from pure classics to more modern performance cars, and the next sale is no exception.
In terms of bang for your buck, there’s not a lot that can beat the 2001 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage that’s on offer. Although the DB7 started out as a straight-six, in 1999 the V12 Vantage really transformed Aston’s big coupe into something a while lot more special. This Derwent Green 2001 example has covered 69,824 miles, with a fully-stamped Aston Martin service book – with one recent service from specialist Desmond J Smail. Fitted with the ZF automatic gearbox, this DB7 comes with a full MOT until February 2016, with a clean bill of health following its most recent full service from Aston Martin Works. Historics has placed an estimate of £18,000-£24,000 on the car, making this one of the best value Aston Martins on the market.
We’ve always had a soft spot for the BMW Z3 M Coupe, and it’s one of those cars that has always held its value well. Thanks to its 3.2-litre M3-sourced straight-six engine, it’s a real hot rod, with hugely entertaining chassis. Having covered 126,000 miles, this car has clearly been used and enjoyed to the full, but the huge history file also proves it has been cared for by a loving owner. As well as recent brake discs, pads and callipers, the car offered here has been fitted with upgraded adjustable coilover suspension, along with a full set of polyurethane bushes. It’s estimates to sell for £10,000-£15,000.
It seems that the days of finding a cheap Ferrari Testarossa are well and truly behind us too, with a nicely presented 'Nero Metallico' example recently imported from Japan expected to fetch around £72,000-£82,000. It has recently had the cambelt job done in 2015, along with a fresh MOT at a Berkshire-based Ferrari specialist.