Lot 37

2022   |   Pebble Beach Auctions

2003 Aston Martin DB AR1

Coachwork by Zagato

SOLD $257,600


$250,000 - $300,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

An Elegant Collaboration Between Aston Martin and Zagato

The 76th of Just 99 DB AR1s Built; Features Naturally Aspirated V-12 Engine and Six-Speed Manual Gearbox

Approximately 3,185 Original Miles and Single Ownership from New to 2021

Finished in Special Order Ferrari Nero Daytona Paint over Light Tan Leather Upholstery

Includes Window Sticker, Owner’s Books, Receipts, Purchase Paperwork, Accessories, and Memorabilia

Technical Specs

5,935 CC DOHC V-12 Engine

Electronic Fuel Injection

435 BHP at 6,000 RPM

6-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Brembo ABS Disc Brakes

4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bars

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident.

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Hans Wurl

Hand built in England, the DB AR1 – or American Roadster 1 – had a production run of just 99 cars that quickly presold after a reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Mechanically, the DB AR1 used a tuned version of Aston Martin’s six-litre V-12 engine producing 435 bhp, an increase of 15 bhp over the Vantage. Multi-piston Brembo disc brakes were used to provide sustained performance and reduced fade at high speeds. The DB AR1 offered here, no. 76 of 99, is a particularly handsome example. Finished in special-order Ferrari Nero Daytona (Daytona Black) over light tan leather. Factory options include a satellite navigation system, embroidered floor mats, power-fold mirrors, black brake calipers, roadster wheels, fire extinguisher, and aluminum shift knob and switches.

DB AR1 no. 76 was purchased new in March 2004 in Sparta, New Jersey, and had just a single private owner until 2021. Showing approximately 3,185 miles at the time of cataloguing, it has clearly benefited from years of diligent care, including a recent service. Offered with a treasure trove of original accessories, including original, numbered books, and car cover, protective seat covers, a battery charger, maintenance receipts, delivery literature, and a scale model.

Certainly among the finest examples extant, this DB AR1 presents in outstanding condition and represents a rare opportunity to acquire a limited-edition coachbuilt roadster from a legendary, avant-garde Italian design house.