A legendary standout, the DBR1 is what some might consider the “most important Aston Martin ever produced.” It’s the first of five factory-built examples, and comes complete with a period-correct reproduction engine built by R.S. Williams, but was also offered with its final Works fitted engine.
But what makes this Aston Martin so exquisite? According to Sotheby, it is the arguably the ‘most important Aston Martin to be ever built’. Some might argue that the DB5 from the famous James Bond movie Goldfinger should hold that title, but that’s could probably be a never-ending debate.
It wasn’t the only success RM Sotheby’s acheived with Aston Martin’s though. An Aston Martin DB4 GT Prototype sold for $6,765,000, a DBR9 for $616,000 and an AMR1 Group C car for $560,000! The previous British car record was held by a $21,780,000 Jaguar D-Type.