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Aston Martin and RM Sotheby's partner for Monterey Sale

Aston Martin and RM Sotheby's partner for Monterey Sale
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ASTON MARTIN AND RM SOTHEBY'S PARTNER FOR MONTEREY SALE - Preparations are under way for inaugural Aston Martin one-make sale at world-renowned Monterey Car Week event - Aston Martin partners with RM Sotheby's for flagship auction on 15 August - Early entry of Aston Martin DB5 with 40-year single ownership provenance

3 April, Gaydon, UK: Aston Martin is eagerly anticipating this year's inaugural one-make sale at the world-famous Monterey Car Week which stems from the brand's new partnership with RM Sotheby's.

The world's largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles is already preparing for its Evening of Aston Martin sale on 15 August 2019, with today's announcement of initial entries for sale led by a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 offered from 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."

Extending the record-setting Monterey sale to three days for 2019, RM Sotheby's will present a dedicated, single-marque auction on Thursday, 15 August 2019 at the Monterey Conference Center, featuring more than 30 of the world's most sought-after road-going and track-ready Aston Martin sports cars from across the marque's illustrious 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."

Hand-built 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 iconic sports car was purchased by the consignor in 1981 off the street in Sausalito, California, and has remained in his private ownership ever since.

Commencing in 2019, RM Sotheby's annual Aston Martin single-marque sale is sure to become a highlight of Monterey Car Week. For further information on RM Sotheby's Monterey auction and to view a frequently updated list of entries, please visit www.rmsothebys.com.

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About Aston Martin Lagonda:

Aston Martin Lagonda is a luxury automotive group focused on the creation of exclusive cars and SUVs. The iconic Aston Martin brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and timeless design to produce models including the Vantage, DB11, Rapide AMR and DBS Superleggera. The Lagonda brand will relaunch in 2021 as the world's first luxury electric vehicle company. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin Lagonda designs, creates and exports cars which are sold in 53 countries around the world.

Lagonda was founded in 1899 and Aston Martin in 1913. The two brands came together in 1947 when both were purchased by the late Sir David Brown. Under the leadership of Dr Andy Palmer and a new management team, the Group launched its Second Century Plan in 2015 to deliver sustainable long-term growth. The plan is underpinned by the introduction of seven new models including the DB11, new Vantage, DBS Superleggera and an SUV, as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales.

About Aston Martin Works:

Aston Martin Works in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, is the historic home of the sports car maker and the place where around 13,000 cars were hand-built before production completed its move to Gaydon, Warwickshire, in 2007. Now a world-renowned heritage service and restoration facility as well as a new car dealership it is possible to view, purchase, service and restore cars from every era of the marque's 106 years at Aston Martin Works. In 2017, ten years after the Newport Pagnell factory closed, new car production returned to the site with the DB4 GT Continuation. The DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation will follow from 2019.

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Tina Brenner, 
AMR Brand Centres and Launch Manager
Mobile: +49 (0) 172 823 2375
Email: tina.brenner@astonmartin.com

Judith Richter
PR Executive Europe
Mobile: +49 (0) 162 258 1360   
Email: judith.richter@astonmartin.com 

Leonardo Lucchini
PR Specialist Europe
Tel: +49 (0) 172 6684038
Email: leonardo.lucchini@astonmartin.com  

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