For Aston Martin collectors, this beautiful beast, up for auction at the end of August, is the holy grail. Here’s why this 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Tourer is a completely unique machine:
DP215 was the last bespoke factory Aston Martin racer. Work began a mere two months before the 1963 Le Mans 24 hour race. The result, we think you'll agree, is stunning.
Under the bonnet the 300bhp, six cylinder engine propelled DP215 to 198.6 mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, a new record. In the race the Aston ran 12 seconds a lap faster than the Ferrari 250 GTOs. DP215 retired, but the point was made.
It's taken years to reunite DP215 with its original engine, gearbox - even its seats. The car now is as it was in 1963, ready and waiting for your trans-Continental road trip.
A unique Aston is never going to be cheap. A mere replica of DP214 - DP215's sister car - sold for £551,000 last year. For this better-than-new real thing, R M Sotheby's estimate you'll need around £19m. We've started saving.
For full auction information, head to the RM Sotheby’s website.
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