Sotheby’s At Auction | 1956 Aston Martin

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Labeled the most important Aston Martin ever produced, the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 went to auction for the RM Sotheby’s Flagship Monterey sale during Pebble Beach Motoring Week. The 1956 DBR1, chassis 1 is known as the first iteration of the most important Aston Martin ever built, selling for $22,550,000.

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The legendary race car previously competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, and the Nürburgring 1000 KM, where it took first place in 1959. The DBR1/1 premiered to Monterey as the first example ever offered at public auction, breaking the current record for the most valuable British car ever sold.

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