Two evenings at the end of which 88% of the lots presented were purchased, including several by setting new world records, starting with an Aston Martin DBR1 / 1 of 1956 awarded $ 22,550,000, the highest amount ever recorded for a British automobile sold at auction.
Three Aston Martin out of the ordinary were in the catalog. The very first Aston Martin DBR1 produced in 1956 with three editions of the 24h of Le Mans, between 1956 and 1958, all sold out. Salvadori, Parnell, Shelby, Brother and even McLaren ran on this car but also a victory, to the 1000 km of the Nürburgring in 1959 was proposed. His estimate was not given, but it dethrone the Jaguar Type D XKD 501 sold last year by RM Sotheby’s in Monterey finishing at $ 22,250,000.
A very rare Porsche 917K, produced at 25 copies and used to Steve McQueen in the film Le Mans of 1971, was also sold for an astronomical sum, 14 million, which allows the German prototype to now hold the record of the Porsche model The most expensive ever sold at auction.
Other Aston Martin models sold on this first auction evening included a DB4GT Prototype of 1959 changed ownership for $ 6,765,000 (€ 5,759,490), while a DBR9 of Given its selling price of $ 616,000 (€ 524,442).