Posted 2018-07-27 in /stories

This Aston Martin DP215 from 1963 could break all auction records!

One of the rarest and most valuable Aston Martin ever built is going to be auctioned at Monterey next month. Every car enthusiast would get goosebumps by reading the list of original rarities which will be sold at the public auction put on by RM Sotheby's. The list includes the most expensive car ever sold, a Ferrari 250 GTO, as well as one of the winning trio of Ford GT40s in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Aston Martin DP215 could become the most expensive British car ever sold at an auction.
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This DP215 was the last and outstanding car of the Development Project series of prototype racecars headed by Aston Martin Lagonda Boss David Brown. With a top recorded speed of 198.6mph, the Aston remains the fastest front-engine car ever on the old Le Mans circuit. 
The car was involved in an accident during testing and unfortunately badly damaged, but the car has been later sold to Aston Martin collector Nigel Dawes, who restored the car to its original condition. The only original part which was missing was its original engine.  Eventually, the car has been sold again in the early 2000s and the new owner managed to reinstall the old engine. This reunion of the original parts came at great expense but increased the value as well tremendously. 

It is hard to estimate how much the DP215 will fetch at the auction but the expected price range is between $20million and $25million.  

Monterey Car Week runs from August 18-26 and ends with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance