This is one of the most interesting auctions we’ve seen over at Bonham’s lately, and that’s saying something considering the ridiculously rare and amazing cars that pop in the listings. The strange listing will be sold under the hammer at the Belgian seaside town of Knokke-Heist at the well-known Knokke Le Zoute, a luxurious holiday resort for the rich and famous that I assume to have a dress code that I don’t conform to. The Zoute Sale takes place during the Zoute Grand Prix in Belgium, and it has 196 lots listed ranging from motoring-related memorabilia to motorbikes to some very nice cars. If you scan through the listings you’ll quickly notice a glitch in the layout where an orange Aston Martin has repeat listings. It’s immediately noticeable not just because there are multiple listings, but because you don’t often see an Aston Martin in a not-so-subtle colour called Orange No.1. If you look again, you’ll notice that the 8 Aston Martin listings all have their own lots numbers, and they’re also all different Aston Martin models. The Aston Martins are all part of a unique one-owner collection known as the Orange Special Limited Edition Collection. All the cars were custom orders for the same owner so they all wear the exact same paint and all have bespoke matching orange leather interiors. Why orange? Hue knows? If the sales brochure is to be believed, the owner took inspiration from ancient Egypt, 12th-century art, Van Gogh, Dukes of Hazzard and Porsche.
Take a look at the YouTube video that does two things. Firstly, it shows off one of these orange Aston Martins and lets you hear it. Secondly, it also shows you just how far Shmee150 has come and just how much better his content has gotten over the years. This video was so basic and has less than 8,000 views, nowadays he racks up that many views in a couple of hours: ORANGE Aston Martin V12 Vantage - Overview, Revs and Accelerations | Shmee150Be sure to check out our YouTube channel here for more exciting and exclusive SXdrv content! And don't forget to smash that subscribe button!