The chance to own one of the most stunning examples of James Bond’s favorite car brand will cost you about $20 million, according to estimates for this years Pebble Beach auctions.
Thea 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 will be sold on Friday in Carmel, Calif., according to Bloomberg. While 007 never drove the DBR1, Aston Martins appear in 12 Bond films, mostly DB5s. The car is priciest vehicle at this year’s auction so naturally it comes with some pretty interesting provenance. For instance, it was the first of five DBR1s made and won the 1959 title at Le Mans.
Over the weekend dozens of Aston Martins, Porsches and Ferraris will also be sold — five of those cars carry estimates of over $10 million.
But despite the seemingly insane estimates, the vintage car market is hardly doing well. The Pebble Beach auctions expect to bring in roughly $290 million this year. That’s down 14 percent since 2016 and is the third year of declines. For example the auction raked in $403 million in 2014, according to Bloomberg. [Bloomberg]