Aston Martin And RM Sotheby’s Join Forces In Monterey

1964 Aston Martin DB5
1964 Aston Martin DB5 - Monterey 2019 - David Bush (c) 2019 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

Aston Martin and RM Sotheby’s partnership will emboss an already powerful grip on the high-end classic car market.

World-famous Monterey Car Week will embrace an ‘Evening of Aston Martin‘ sale on 15th August 2019, with the announcement today that the auction will be spearheaded by 1964 Aston Martin DB5 offered from 40 years of single private ownership.

The sale will be extended to three days in celebration of Aston Martin’s milestone anniversary of its motorsport history and the exceptional cars that have come to define the brand.

Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works:
“This early interest in the inaugural auction from owners around the world is an extremely positive sign.

“The market for historic cars is constantly evolving and it is vital that, with its remarkable heritage and growing appeal worldwide, Aston Martin is represented by the best auction house in the business. RM Sotheby’s give us at Aston Martin Works – the global heritage division of Aston Martin – the opportunity to reach a first class international clientele.”

1964 Aston Martin DB5
1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Monterey 2019 – David Bush (c) 2019 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

Dedicated Single Marque Auction

For 2019, RM Sotheby’s will present a dedicated, single-marque auction on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at the Monterey Conference Center, featuring more than 30 of the world’s most sought-after road-going and track-ready Aston Martin sports cars from across the marque’s illustrious 106-year history.

Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s
“We are honoured to partner with Aston Martin as the marque’s official auction house and for what is set to be an incredible evening in Monterey.

“RM Sotheby’s has long been the auction house of choice for the sale of important Aston Martin models, and our Monterey auction has proven time and again to be the best venue for the most exceptional examples, exhibited by the sale of the one-off DP215 last year, and the DBR1/1 in 2017 – the most valuable British car ever sold at auction.”

1964 Aston Martin DB5
1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Monterey 2019 – David Bush (c) 2019 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

Hand-built at the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, the very early 1964 DB5 consigned for the auction is a factory left-hand-drive example, chassis no. DB5/1305/L. Just the fifth DB5 ever produced and sold new through British Motor Car Distributors in San Francisco to the Washington Fruit & Produce Corporation, the iconic sports car was purchased by the consignor in 1981 off the street in Sausalito, California, and has remained in his private ownership ever since.

1964 Aston Martin DB5
1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Monterey 2019 – David Bush (c) 2019 Courtesy of RM Sothebys

Commencing in 2019, RM Sotheby’s annual Aston Martin single-marque sale is sure to become a highlight of Monterey Car Week. For further information on RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction and to view a frequently updated list of entries, please visit www.rmsothebys.com.

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