We appreciate Aston Martins and also fine shotguns. Two great tastes that go great together, you might say.
However we’ve never really considered combining them in quite the same way as a certain English gentleman named Ron Collier.
Collier commissioned the venerable Browning arms company to create a bespoke 12-gauge exquisitely engraved with images of his favorite Astons, which took a year to create.
Collier commissioned the venerable Browning arms company to create a bespoke 12-gauge exquisitely engraved with images of his favorite Aston Martins
The superlative shotgun features fine portraits of both a V8 Vantage Volante and a short-wheelbase Vantage Volante, as well as the signature Aston Martin “wings” and an image of the marque’s famed factory at Newport Pagnell inlaid in gold on the trigger guard.
A 1986 V8 Volante (below) modeled on the one used in the 1987 James Bond flick The Living Daylights is headed for the auction block soon as well as we noted the other day.
Collier no longer owns the cars in question, and has therefore decided to part with the distinctive weapon as well. It will be offered during Holt’s sale of Fine Modern and Antique Guns in London on June 23, where it’s expected to fetch up to about $35,000.
Check out the fanciful firearm in detail below; you probably won’t see another like it anytime soon.
All images courtesy of Holt’s; click to enlarge
- Posted May 12, 2011
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