Much-Anticipated ‘Evening of Aston Martin’ Auction Gearing Up

  1. Jeremy
  2. April 8, 2019 3:10 pm

Much-Anticipated 'Evening of Aston Martin' Auction Gearing Up


The globe’s biggest auction house for investment-quality motor vehicles is already preparing for its highly anticipated Evening of Aston Martin sale on 15 August 2019, with the reveal of the first entrants for sale fronted by a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 offered after 40 years of single, private ownership.

“This early interest in the inaugural auction from owners around the world is an extremely positive sign,” said Paul Spires, President of Aston Martin Works. “The market for historic cars is constantly evolving and it is vital that, with its remarkable heritage and growing appeal worldwide, Aston Martin is represented by the best auction house in the business. RM Sotheby’s give us at Aston Martin Works – the global heritage division of Aston Martin – the opportunity to reach a first class international clientele.”

Prolonging the record-setting Monterey sale to three days for 2019, RM Sotheby’s will present a single-marque auction on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at the Monterey Conference Center. The auction will boast over 30 of the world’s most coveted road-going and track-ready Aston Martin sports cars from across the marque’s vaunted 106-year history.

“We are honoured to partner with Aston Martin as the marque’s official auction house and for what is set to be an incredible evening in Monterey,” said Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s. “RM Sotheby’s has long been the auction house of choice for the sale of important Aston Martin models, and our Monterey auction has proven time and again to be the best venue for the most exceptional examples, exhibited by the sale of the one-off DP215 last year, and the DBR1/1 in 2017 – the most valuable British car ever sold at auction.”

Handcrafted at the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, the very early 1964 DB5 consigned for the auction is a factory left-hand-drive example, chassis no. DB5/1305/L. Just the fifth DB5 ever produced and sold new through British Motor Car Distributors in San Francisco to the Washington Fruit & Produce Corporation, the legendary sports car was bought by the consignor in 1981 off the street in Sausalito, California, and has remained in his private ownership ever since.

Starting in 2019, RM Sotheby’s annual Aston Martin single-marque sale is set to become a staple highlight of Monterey Car Week. For more information on RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction and to view the frequently updated list of entries, visit








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