We’ve seen a lot when it comes to car sales, as you can imagine after a quitter of a century in the business. But, it seems, boundaries continue to be pushed.
And how! Just a day after the first American-ised McLaren F1 became the most expensive British car ever sold, this 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 claimed the title.
The McLaren F1 sold for £12.1 million at Bonham’s Pebble Beach auction on August 18; then another British car — the very first of five DBR1 models — came along and beat it to the “most expensive ever” title.
This DBR1 did win the 1959 Nürburgring 1,000 kilometer race…and it has been raced by Sir Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby and Jack Brabham, according to the RM Sotheby’s listing.
The car sold for a jaw-dropping £17.5million at auction at Pebble Beach. That price includes the original engine, but the car as displayed actually featured a modern engine ordered so the car could race in the Goodwood Revival without putting unnecessary wear on what it left the factory with.