Aston Martin DB1 Heading To Auction

By Rob Harvey
By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

An extremely rare 1949 Aston Martin 2/2.6-Litre Sports ‘DB1’ is heading to auction at the H&H Classics 30th anniversary sale at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on the 20th of September 2023.

With an estimated sale price of between £100,000 – £140,000, this very special classic car is the rarest of all the ‘David Brown’ Aston Martin models and has been with its current owner for almost thirty years. While in the hands of a former owner, Shaun Magee, the car was driven competitively by the racing driver and Aston Martin engineer.

However, today it is a restoration project that, once complete, has huge potential to enter some of the world’s most prestigious car shows.

Aston Martin DB1

Only 15 DB1 cars were ever made and as ‘DB149’ holds chassis number AMC/49/8, this was the eighth one produced. It comes fitted with a 2.6-litre DOHC straight-six powerplant that was subsequently installed by Magee during the 1970s and was also re-bodied in period by the Swallow Coachbuilding Company.

Damian Jones, senior motorcar specialist, at H&H Classics said “As part of our 30th anniversary sale, it seems only fitting that we are able to offer such a stunning and rare car, which has been in the same ownership for almost the same amount of time as our existence. The car boasts a truly fascinating history and now is the time for someone else to write its next chapter. The sale will be an exceptional opportunity to breathe new life into a car that’s been an important part of motoring history and is ripe to make history again.”

“The DB1 is just one of the many stunning motorcars that we have the privilege to offer for sale in our anniversary auction. With a host of entertainment throughout the event, the auction promises to be one of the highlights of this summer’s classic car calendar. We look forward to welcoming vendors, prospective buyers and classic car enthusiasts for not only a great sale, but also a wonderful day of celebrations.”

H&H’s 30th anniversary sale will be held on September 20th at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Viewing will also take place on Tuesday 19th September from midday to 8 pm. Anyone interested in bidding on the DB1 or any of the lots offered for sale, can do so in person, online, via telephone or by leaving a commission bid.

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