This will make it the most expensive and most valuable British car
For a century, Aston Martin has made several sports and racing cars. But the most important model for the manufacturer considered this 1956 DBR1, which meets at the RM auction at Sotheby’s, preparing to go in August of this year at exhibition Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance.
Competition Aston with Mercedes 300 SLR and the Ferrari 250 GTO made the British manufacturer to produce a racing model of the DBR1. This instance is one of the top five, has a great racing pedigree.
In 1959, he under the baton of sir Stirling moss won the 1,000-kilometer race at the Nurburgring and helped the team become champion of the racing World Sportscar Championship. It competed Carroll Shelby, Jack Brabham and Roy Salvadori.
Then the car is “retired” and was sold to the first private owner. In 2001 at the competition of elegance at pebble beach, he received the title of the most elegant sports car. Despite a list of its owners, in this year of 1956 DBR1 was first put up for public auction.
The organizers of the auction Sotheby’s RM expect the car’s price will reach $ 20 million. This will make it not only the most expensive Aston Martin, but also the most valuable British car.
The auction will be joined by 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Competition Sports worth over $ 2.5 million dollars, 1959 DB4GT, which is expected to fetch $ 7 million, and modern race car the DBR9, as suggested, will receive 375 thousand dollars.
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