Built for the Gentleman Racer, the 1936 Aston Martin Red Dragon Speed

Racing never looked more elegant.
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1936 Aston Martin

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Long before James Bond ever got behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, there was the 'Red Dragon' Aston Martin Speed. This locomotive on four wheels was built for British driver Richard 'Dick' Seaman who raced it against BMW's 328s at the RAC TT on the Ards Circuit in Northern Ireland. 

The car then made its way to a new ownere, where it then competed in the Mille Miglia, Le Mans, and the 1937 Grand Prix des Frontiéres in Belgium. Many years, many owners, and many races later, the Aston still wears its Welsh Red Dragon proudly and is set to go on sale at the Goodwood Revival Auction this September. 

$2.1-$2.7 million, bonhams.com

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