A 2011 Aston Martin One-77, estimate $1.5 to 2 million, is offered at the RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi 2019 sale to benefit African Parks.
RM Sotheby’s announced a 2011 Aston Martin One-77 for the Abu Dhabi 2019 collector auction scheduled for 30 November 2019 during the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. The Aston Martin is offered in collaboration with Auction4Wildlife with all proceeds from the sale of the One-77 to benefit African Parks, a non-profit organization that aims to conserve Africa’s wildlife and remaining wild areas.
2011 Aston Martin One-77
RM Sotheby’s will present a 2011 Aston Martin One-77, chassis no. SCFGFXXX1BGS17738, (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000, Offered without reserve) at the Abu Dhabi 2019.
The most exclusive Aston Martin model of the modern era, the One-77 is a hypercar that fuses advanced technology with stunning design, equipped with a 7.3-litre V-12 engine capable of a top speed of 220 mph, framed by a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque chassis, and clothed in a seamless bodyshell handcrafted from aluminum. As the model name suggests, just 77 examples of the One-77 were built, with the car on offer in Abu Dhabi being the 38th. Finished in Black Pearl with a Blue Gin interior accented with Anodised Blue and Chrome metal finish, the One-77 has covered less than 1,000 km from new .
The Aston Martin One-77 is rarely seen at auction – Bonhams sold one, without reserve, but within estimate for $1,563,221 at the Bonmont-Geneva 2019 sale. Higher bids at earlier offers were refused on similar models.
Auction4Wildlife and African Parks
Auction4Wildlife is an initiative from MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation that seeks to conserve the world’s wildlife by selecting the best conservation organizations and helping them to raise much-needed funds through charity auction donations. Markus Jebsen, chairman of MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation, has donated the One-77 from his private supercar collection for this auction with all proceeds awarded to African Parks.
Auction4Wildlife selected African Parks as the beneficiary due to its revolutionary, holistic, and sustainable approach to African wildlife conservation, which sees it take on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. Over the past 20 years, African Parks has built the largest and most ecologically diverse portfolio of protected areas under direct management of one conservation organization in Africa. With 15 parks in nine countries under management, its portfolio currently spans 26 million acres.
Further Cars at RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi 2019
Additional supercars joining the One-77 and previously announced Pagani Zonda Aether in RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi lineup include:
- A 2017 Ford GT, chassis no. 2FAGP9CW6HH200117, presented in beautiful Liquid Red over a Black Alcantara interior. The GT is also fitted with the full gloss carbon fiber pack, carbon fiber wheels, and shows just over 400 km from new (Estimate: $750,000 – $900,000); and,
- A rare 1993 Jaguar XJ220 C, chassis no. 003, which contested the 1993 and 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,200,000).
RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi Collector Car Auction 2019
RM Sotheby’s held its first auction ever in the Gulf Region as part of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend on 30 November 2019. The sale included Grand Prix racing machines, road-going sports cars with a historical connection to the world of motorsport, alongside a broader collection of classic and supercars.
RM Sotheby’s earned $31.3 million at the Abu Dhabi 2019 sale. Only around half of the 40 cars on offer sold during the auction.