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Aston Martin Vulcan offered in Mecum’s next auction

One of the 24 track-only Aston Martin Vulcans will be offered for sale in Mecum’s huge Monterey 600-vehicle auction

It hardly seems like two minutes since the Aston Martin Vulcan was being revealed by the company for the first time, but a new will be offered in Mecum’s next Monterey’s auction on 18-20 August. The Vulcan is one of the star cars, but this year’s sale will include close to 600 cars over a three-day sale.

Powered by a 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, closely related to Aston’s GT3 racing car’s, the Vulcan is rated at 800bhp. This stunning purple Vulcan – number 11 of 24 – hasn’t been given an estimate, but expect it to come somewhere in the region of the original £1.8m asking price.

Designed as a hardcore track-only car, the Vulcan gave Aston Martin’s engineers a chance to really push the boundaries, creating something that doesn’t have to remain confined to strict road car regulations. Having said that, the winning bidder could always send the Vulcan to Northamptonshire-based engineering firm RML, who are in the process of developing a kit to make the Vulcan fully road legal in various countries.

This isn’t the only track star of Mecum’s sale. Also on offer is one of the 11 Porsche 911 GT2 Evo models built in 1995. This 600bhp track monster is rated at 600bhp, and is described as one of the highest spec air-cooled Porsches ever built. This one-owner example has covered 7000km from new.

Want something slightly older? The auction house is also offering a rather special example of the Ford GT40. Chassis P/1028 was the first road car delivered to the USA, and as an early press demonstrator and development car has a number of unusual spec items. For example, this is the only original GT40 that left the factory fitted with air conditioning, leather seats, luggage boxes as well as an undersealed chassis.

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