The thirteen horse-raising models offered via this unique collection, owned by one owner and reflecting some 50 years of the brand’s history, were sold for a total of $ 16.5 million.
She was led by several racing legends, such as Stirling Moss or Roy Salvadori. If she has never won Le Mans despite three appearances, she will win her first victory in the Nürburgring (Germany) 1,000 km in 1959, another mythical endurance race.
The buyer, who remains anonymous, acquires the most expensive British car in the world. A record previously held by a Jaguar Type D winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1955. It was sold last year for $ 18.5 million.
RM Sotheby’s sold an Aston Martin DBR1 / 1 of 1956 for $ 22,550,000, the new world record for a British car sold at auction.