RM Sotheby's | The Aston Martin that Broke 300 KPH
While many are most familiar with the Aston Martin through it’s long and exciting relationship with Ian Fleming’s fictional MI6 agent, James Bond, it is of note that the prestigious car has a storied heritage in the racing world. RM Sotheby’s presents a piece of that history.
RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the sale of the 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype, the pinnacle achievement for Aston Martin’s racing program and the final racing car built by the factory in the era of David Brown.
Ultra-lightweight, with a four-liter version of the DP212 engine and cutting-edge wind tunnel-tested aerodynamics, the car was piloted by American ace driver Phil Hill, a three-time Le Mans-winner and the first ever American Formula 1 World Champion
The current owners, Neil and Nigel Corner, vintage racing drivers, have perfected the car’s restoration by reuniting DP215 with original engine with which Phil Hill raced at Le Mans.
If you’re headed to RM Sotheby’s 2018 Monterey Auction next month, be sure to see the DP215 as well as an exposition area to experience Curate by Sotheby’s International RealtyTM and immersive Virtual Reality tour