London, England – A 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car with Le Mans and Mille Miglia provenance, offered for the first time in 52 years, set a new auction world record for an Aston Martin DB2, achieving £550,000 (CAN$973,455) at RM Auctions’ third-annual ‘Automobiles of London’ event yesterday.
13 vehicles exceeded their original high estimates. Most notably, an original 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet surpassed its pre-sale high estimate of £60,000 (CAN$106,195) to achieve the remarkable sum of £308,000 (CAN$545,135).
The top sale of the evening was a 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, the only right-hand drive example built, achieving £616,000 (CAN$1,090,270), followed closely by a 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe selling for £522,500 (CAN$924,783).
The event also presented a fine selection of memorabilia and coachbuilt motor cars from the private collection of Mr. Edgar Schermerhorn. Headlined by a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio for £440,000 (CAN$778,764), the collection achieved a total £1.5 million (CAN$2,654,878).
Official results from the ‘Automobiles of London’ event are posted online at www.rmauctions.com .