RM Sotheby’s has announced that it is the new auction house partner of the Aston Martin Owners Club. The long-standing club, established in 1935 and boasts over 7,000 UK and international members, will work closely alongside RM Sotheby’s, with the overriding objective of bringing additional value to its membership.
The newly formed RM Sotheby’s and Aston Martin Owners Club relationship adds to an increasing number of strategic partnerships that RM Sotheby’s holds with other leading brands such as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Lamborghini, and the Royal Automobile Club.
RM Sotheby’s is responsible for selling some of the world’s most significant Aston Martins, including the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, which sold for $22,550,000 in 2017; the 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype, which sold for $21,455,000 in 2018; several DB4 GT Zagatos; a number of DB4 GTs; and, of course, two of the most important ‘Bond Car’ DB5s, including the 1965 Thunderball example, which sold for $6,385,000 in 2019.
Richard Butler, Director of External Relations & Club Development at the AMOC, says, “The Aston Martin Owners Club is the largest one-marque club in the world. We are extremely happy to work with RM Sotheby’s as our official auction and private sales partner. RM Sotheby’s offers multiple services which are relevant to our members and the wider Aston Martin community alike. We are extremely proud to be working with RMS into the future, ensuring we maintain, cultivate, and develop the true value and importance of our members’ cars and car collections.”
Greg Anderson, Head of Europe, added, “RM Sotheby’s has a clear synergy with the AMOC, and as one of the leading auction houses selling the famous British marque, we believe we will bring a wide range of benefits to the Club’s membership. We are delighted to be in partnership with this exceptional Club, and with the AMOC’s endorsement from Aston Martin Lagonda, it expands a number of marque-specific relationships we are proud to maintain. More than anything, we believe in supporting the motoring hobby that we all love.”
RM Sotheby’s is set to have a strong presence at AMOC events in the future and will also be the official auction and private sales partner for the AMOC.
Photographs of the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 by Tim Scott ©2017 are Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.
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