Thursday, September 21, 2023

One of the rarest examples of Aston Martin is being auctioned

An auction will take place on September 20th 1949 DB1. At that time, after many ups and downs and bankruptcies, the British company was building a name for itself in the automotive industry thanks to the great industrialist and racing driver David Brown. He took over the company in 1947 and the DB1 was the beginning of a spectacular saga that still bears the great guru’s initials to this day. (DB) in their models.

Thanks to Brown’s management, Aston Martin won the 1948 Spa 24 Hours. From that moment began a story full of victories and great cars for the road, becoming an automotive icon Culture, design and innovation in the automotive business.

The DB1, which the auction house H&H Classics will deliver to the highest bid, is perhaps the one rarest specimen of all Aston Martin series models. In the words of Damian Jones, specialist at H&H Classics: “The car really has something fascinating and now it’s time for someone else to write the next chapter.”

He continues: “The sale will be an exceptional gifting opportunity a new life to a model that has been an important part of the history of motorsport and is ready to continue on this great path.”

One Of The Rarest Examples Of Aston Martin Is Being Auctioned

Engineer, pilot and collector

The current owner of this peculiar DB1 is the former Aston Martin engineer, Shaun Magee, who also competed in various classic championships with the vehicle. Magee also has a passion for toy cars. Back in 1998, Sotheby’s auctioned off a collection of more than 125 of these cars. Some models from 1905 were considered the first miniature strollers in history.

As a return to the DB1 from 1949, it carries the chassis number AMC/49/8, making it the eighth Only 15 DB1s were made. It is equipped with a 2.6-liter inline-six engine from the Aston Martin Lagondas of the time, which Magee later installed – in the 1970s – for better performance and acceleration.

This booster was converted with the help of Swallow Coachbuilding Company, one of the most reputable manufacturers in the UK, who began manufacturing it Sidecars and bodies in the 1920s. In addition, the DB1 has an improved transmission and a reinforced rear axle.

One Of The Rarest Examples Of Aston Martin Is Being Auctioned

Record auction

According to experts, this Aston Martin example will achieve it Record bids for a car in your situation. You have to understand that the DB1 has been sitting in a garage for the last 20 years waiting for Magee to finish it, having sold it in 1987 and brought it back in 1994 complete restoration.

The future owner of this Aston Martin DB1 will receive this Propellant disassembled in a box. The car currently has a hole in the engine compartment. In short, a rare example that has completed a restoration that was waited for almost 30 years.

Rumors and bets in the classic car sector speak of a high sum for winning the highest bid. Although the vehicle still faces arduous repairs and modifications, it is expected that this will be achieved between £100,000 and £140,000 (between 116,550 and 163,200 euros at today’s exchange rate).

One Of The Rarest Examples Of Aston Martin Is Being Auctioned
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