Top Collector Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

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4. 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype
Sale Price: $21,455,000
Auction: RM Sotheby’s, Monterey 2018
After Aston Martin racing shut its doors at the end of 1960, the focus turned to road cars, but the dealers begged for a return to racing and the first Design Project began with DP212 and DP215 followed as the factory entry for the 1963 Le Mans Prototype Class. Aston Martin Design Project 215 was the last Aston Martin race car built by the factory; it was ordered by John Wyer, designed by Ted Cutting, employed an engine from Tadek Marek, and was driven by Phil Hill. Lucien Bianchi co-drove with Phil Hill at Le Mans, where the DP215 was clocked on the Mulsanne Straight at 198.6 mph.

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