Sotheby’s Monterey Sees Aston Martin DBR1 Reach Record

RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction will be one for the record books after selling the most important Aston Martin ever produced during Friday night’s festivities. Part of a grouping of absolutely stunning competition Aston Martins, the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1 crossed the block to achieve $22,550,000, setting a world record for any British automobile sold at auction.

Monterey - Lot 148 - 1956 Aston Martin DBR1

While the DBR1 was certainly the highlight of the Monterey sale, numerous vehicles exceeded estimates and in total generated $133 million in sales atop an 88% sell-through rate. These results contributed to one of the most successful Monterey auctions for RM Sotheby’s to date and it the highest-grossing auction during 2017 Monterey Car Week, firmly demonstrating buyer and seller confidence in RM Sotheby’s global market leadership.

Lot 148 - 1956 Aston Martin DBR1

At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, RM Auto Restoration’s craftsmanship and effort took home multiple Best in Class wins for the 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Voll & Ruhrbeck Cabriolet, 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Fleetwood Roadster, and 1932 Packard 906 Twin Six Dietrich Convertible Victoria—which was also runner-up for Best of Show!

All official results are now available on the RM Sotheby’s website.