Aston Martin Racing to sell V8 Vantage and DBR 1-2Thu, 18 Jul 2013
Aston Martin Racing is offering for sale two pedigreed race cars for display -- both sporting the legendary Gulf Oil livery -- for the low, low price of $379,300 each, converted today from British pounds.
The V8 Vantage GTE chassis No. X2 competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012. Chassis X1 and X3 are both in the hands of private collectors. The car qualified third in the GTE AM class, before retiring.
The GTE has been prepared for display purposes, according to Aston, which means, unfortunately, that the engine and gearbox have been removed for easier transportation. No word on whether buyers can pay extra to keep the things intact.
The second car is a DBR 1-2 that competed in the LMP1 endurance class during the 2009-2011 seasons. Aston says it was one of the most competitive gas-powered cars in the class, taking fourth place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and winning the Le Mans Series Championship in 2009. Its last victory was right here in America, at the Petit Le Mans in 2011. Like the GTE, the DBR will be sold without the motor and trans.
The buyers of these cars -- which Aston expects to be businesses -- are expected to use them for promotional purposes, and will also receive decal space on the doors of the No. 97 GTE PRO car at an upcoming World Endurance Championship race. The purchaser will also have an opportunity to bring 10 VIP guests to a race, hosted by Aston's hospitality program. AMR drivers will also be available to attend an event, which could coincide with the team's travel to a race.
Contact James Walters at Aston Martin for more details.
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By Jake Lingeman