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A RARE Aston Martin which once belonged to racing driver Innes Ireland will go under the hammer.

The 1954 car is expected to fetch between £500,000 and £700,000 at Bonhams’ annual sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia.

Taking place at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 1, the sale will be the 19th in the festival’s history.

One of two Aston Martin DB2/4s known to have been built in the style by Bertone, the famous Italian coach builder, it was delivered new to San Francisco resident, Edith Field, in 1954. It’s one of several prestige cars in the auction.

Mrs Field is recorded as having exhibited the car at the 1955 Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance, where it achieved 3rd place in the two-seater sports car category.

Other cars up for auction include a 1925 Bugatti Type 35, estimated to sell for £400,000 to £500,000, a 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, a 1990 Ferrari F40, and a 1988 Porsche 959.

Further entries are invited and those wishing to take part should call 020 7468 5801 or email ukcars@bonhams.com.