Aston Martin today announced the formation of a new partnership with RM Sotheby’s.
International auctioneers, RM Sotheby’s and Aston Martin forged a new and lucrative partnership as a one-off Aston Martin Works car sold for a staggering $21,455 million.
The new partnership was announced by the British marque, with Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works saying of the synergy:
“The market for historic cars is booming so it is vital that Aston Martin is represented by the best auction house in the business. RM Sotheby’s give us the opportunity to reach a global audience with their international clientele.
“What a great way to start this exciting new partnership,” said Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works.”
Both parties could not have wished for a brighter start as the beautiful 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype went under the auctioneer’s gavel at Pebble Beach for an astonishing $19.5million, that’s $21,455 million including buyers premium.
Driven by Lucien Bianchi and Phil Hill at Le Mans in 1963, this one-off-ex-Works DP215 was also the last David Brown competition Aston Martin.
Formerly known as RM Auctions, Sotheby’s joined forces to form the biggest auction juggernaut, offering global access to all collector car markets. The company is now held aloft as the No.1 auction house, boasting the highest total number of cars selling for more than $1 million.
Kenneth Ahn, President, RM Sotheby’s said:
“It’s certainly an honor to join Aston Martin in celebrating a milestone anniversary of its motorsport history in 2019 and the exceptional road cars that have come to define the brand. In keeping with RM Sotheby’s record-breaking success in the sale of important Aston Martins at auction, we look forward to presenting the marque’s very best motor cars from around the world in Monterey next year, an auction setting unlike any other.”
Aston Martin Dedicated Sale
2019 will see a dedicated annual Aston Martin single-marque sale, which will become the spearhead of the iconic Monterey Car Week.
Aston Martin continue to deliver a new Aston Martin model every single year for seven continuous years, including two ‘specials‘, giving them both collectable and investment strength.
Images courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.