Aston Martin DB Prototype Sold
Just minutes ago Bonhams sold this remarkable 1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car at their Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale for £679,100 (CA$ 1,210,353) inc. premium.
Aston Martin gave this prototype chassis number LMA/2/49 and registered it as ‘UMC 65’.
This very car raced the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans and placed seventh overall behind the winning Ferrari 166MM.
It then went on to race the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, before being sold to Bill Whitehouse for occasional racing in England.
The car was subsequently bought by Christopher Angell in 1965 and stored with him until 2003.
Through 38 years of continuous ownership the Aston was untouched and this is how it was presentated at Goodwood by Bonhams.
Well…..How interesting !!
I have LML50/221 David Brown1952/3 commissioned pre production worlds first true hatchback designed by Frank Feeley.
This car YMP200 was truly experimental and used for many activities including the Mille Miglia training car . It was also fitted with engine number DP’101/9 transferred to Collins Frere Aston Martin raced to second place in the disastrous 1954 Le Mana
I am it’s third owner after David Briwn Tractors, and Mr Arnold Gully. of Paignton
It stands in my garage unused and tatty looking at the back of my garage last used 1967