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Meet the £19m Aston Martin going to auction next month

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Rowlands of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 40: This racing Aston Martin could sell for US$25m next month

It’s the most important racing Aston Martin ever built

How much would you pay for a one-off racing prototype built by Aston Martin? Well, according to RM Sotheby's auction house, £19m should do the trick. Its offering the car – the Aston Martin DP215 - for sale at its Monterey auction in August. And incredibly, that price tag doesn't look ridiculous.

DP215 was built as a pure one-off, a prototype designed to be at the cutting edge of competition and to dominate the 1963 running of the Le Mans endurance race. And that it most certainly did, hitting a record 198.6mph on the circuit’s Mulsanne straight, becoming the first car to officially break the 300kph barrier and eclipsing its Ferrari contemporaries.

Now, this most fabled of racing Aston Martins has been fully restored and is up for sale. 

© Simon Clay/RM Sotheby's
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