Posted Sep 13th 2012 8:44AM
If you're well-off your interest might have been piqued a few weeks ago by Evanta's 1:1 scale model of the Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1/2. The AirFix-like art work, 6.3 metres (20.8 feet) long, 3.4 metres (11.3 feet) high and weighing over 0.45 metric tonnes (half a ton), will be auctioned during the Goodwood Revival Weekend with pre-sale estimates as high as £30,000 ($47,166 CAD).
If you're wealthy – like Goldman Sachs has you on speed dial, wealthy – you might be interested in the real thing and not the model. Talacrest, a British concern that focuses on classic Ferraris, is selling the genuine DBR1/2 on the open market and asking £20 million ($31,444,000 CAD).
Valued by Talacrest as one of the top five cars in the world, receipt of the asking price would definitely put the DBR1/2 among the top five public sales in the world and make it the most valuable Aston Martin ever sold. And since this isn't an auction, you don't need to wait for the privilege; you can give Talacrest a call from the 24-karat gold throne in the office at the back of your bullion vault, at your leisure.