A classic car labeled as the “most important Aston Martin ever produced” became the most expensive British-made car ever after it was sold for $22.5m at Monetary Car Week yearly action on Friday.
Aston Martin 1956 DBRI is the firm’s equal to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR and Ferrari 250 GTO. Five were built between 1956 and 1958 period. The car that was sold is No.1. This is a special-made model developed by Ted Cutting, racing design chief.
It is to be noted that DBRI/I was designed in order to win at Le Mans. However, it did not win in the 24-hour race. But, an advanced model did it.
This car is the first run of five racing cars. One of them won 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race in 1959. That same year this specific car won the Nurburgring 1000 km race. Later in 1962 it was sold, renewed and became legal for street use.
RM Sotheby’s had evaluated the Aston Martin and stated that it is the first DBRI to go under the hummer-at more than £15 million.
The F1 was the most stylish car that the world had seen when in 1990 it was launched.
It was the fastest as well, with the F1 capable of a hastening from 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and hitting a top speed of 243mph.
It is important to note that only 65 road cars were built and this model, which is known as chassis 044, is still as original as the day it left the Woking factory in 1995.
The Aston Martin and McLaren possessed different individuals. They had both been estimated at around £15 million making them the two most expensive cars to ever to be sold at auction.
Both cars broke the present record for the most expensive British car, which now stands at $21.7m for the 1956 Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type.