Legendary Aston Martin Priced at Record $32 Million
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Berkshire-based car dealer Talacrest is formally asking £20 million ($32 million) for the only Aston Martin to have ever won the Le Mans 24-hour race. If achieved, the price would make it the most expensive British car ever sold, both privately and publicly.
In the 1950s, Aston Martin made four team DBR1 cars to rival Ferrari in the World Sports Car Championship. This particular car, numbered DBR1/2, was driven by Caroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori in the winning 1959 race. It also won the RAC Tourist Trophies twice, driven by Stirling Moss in 1958 and 1959.
Dealers say that the only two cars to exceed $30 million were Ferraris, with both deals brokered privately. Classic cars are becoming increasingly more attractive for wealthy individuals looking to diversify their investments. Car auctions in California last month reached a record price of $263.3 million.
Photo courtesy of Talacrest via Bloomberg