Bonhams sold a 1935 Aston Martin Ulster for $2.1m in its February 9 Grand Palais sale in Paris.
The Ulster was a pioneering racer
The car is one of seven built especially for the 1935 RAC Tourist Trophy race in Ulster and has long been among the most desirable Astons on the market.
Bonhams comments: “With an outstanding provenance and racing history including a 5th place in its class at the 1935 Le Mans 24H, it is of little surprise that it well exceeded its estimate to achieve the astonishing sum of €2,012,500 after an intense exchange between four bidders in the sale room which lasted several minutes.
“A round of applause broke out in the audience when the hammer finally came down.”
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