Why Aston Martin cars are so highly regarded
Aston Martin has a long and rich heritage as a sports and luxury vehicle manufacturer. Renowned as the vehicle of choice for super spy 007 in the James Bond series of films, the brand has long been associated with high class. In 2018, Aston Martin was named ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’ at the Luxury Briefing Awards. Aston Martin vehicles command high prices at auction – in July 2018, a classic 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato fetched £12.8 million under the hammer. Modern models like the 2008 Aston Martin DB9 Volante regularly command price tags of over $102,000.
How much is your Aston Martin car worth?
If you’re thinking “how much could I get if I pawn my Aston Martin car in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles?”, the answer very much lies in the condition, age, provenance and availability of your vehicle. For example, the limited-edition Aston Martin One-77 (of which there are only 77 in existence) is valued at $2 million. The history of your vehicle could also increase its value – if it was previously owned by a person of note or used in a film or TV show, this could increase its desirability among collectors. The Aston Martin DB5 used in the movie “GoldenEye” fetched $2.6 million at auction.
Proving your vehicle is in good condition
It’s important to be able to produce the full service history of your Aston Martin. Some pawnbrokers will be reluctant to offer loans on Aston Martin cars if you can’t prove that the vehicle has been regularly serviced, is road-worthy and not known to be at risk of developing any serious faults in the near future. Low-mileage, a service record and good body condition will all stand your car in good stead when it comes to valuation.
Certificates of authenticity, proof of ownership and any service receipts you may have copies of could increase the value of your Aston Martin. These documents create a clear picture of the lineage of your vehicle – so bring them to your valuation appointment if you have them to hand.