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.