9. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon (Bonhams)
According to a copy of the original factory build record on file, this 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series II Sports Saloon was ordered new by William Winans of Pacific Palisades, Calif., through the West Coast Aston dealer Peter Satori. Winans and his wife Mignon were renown for hosting spectacular dinner parties attended by leaders of industry and close friends like Nancy and Ronald Reagan; Jimmy and Gloria Stewart; Janet Gaynor and her husband, renowned designer, Adrian; David Niven; and Merle Oberon. This Aston parked in the driveway would have no doubt been an added bit of allure. Remaining in Southern California for much of its life, this vehicle has been on static display since joining its present collection and remains in wonderfully patinaed condition. The DB4 Series II is one of the most desirable iterations of the celebrated Aston Martin model, featuring the cathedral-style taillights, tall bonnet scoop and original front grill design, and this rare left hand drive example with fascinating ownership history is not one to be missed.