British car manufacturer Aston Martin will partner with auction company RM Sotheby’s for the world-famous Monterey Car Week in August.
In an announcement this week, preparations are under way for the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles in mid-August, with initial entries for sale being led by a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 offered for 40 years of single private ownership.
RM Sotheby’s will present a single-marque auction on Thursday 15 August at the Monterey Conference Centre, 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.
“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.”
Gord Duff, global head of auctions at RM Sotheby’s, said: “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.
“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.”