The Ultimate Evolution of the Aston Martin Race Car

Monterey | 24-25 August 2018

In this Anatomy of an Artwork, explore the fascinating history of the 1963 Aston Martin DP215, a unique prototype directly ordered by the visionary head of Aston Martin, David Brown. Approved only two months before the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race, it was the last racing car built by Aston Martin Works in the David Brown era. Cutting edge, its body was made from an aluminum-magnesium alloy originally developed for use in airplanes and its electrical system incorporated components from Lancaster Bombers. The DP215 was to become the last racing car built by the factory and the ultimate evolution of the Aston Martin GT racers. Wholly unique and stunningly beautiful, this car will be a highlight of RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction, 24-25 August 2018.

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