A rare Aston Martin One-77 is being auctioned by RM Sotheby’s, without reserve, to raise money for a wildlife charity.
The 7.3-litre V12 hypercar will cross the block at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix auction and all proceeds will go to African Parks, a non-profit organisation.
The car has been donated by Markus Jebsen, chairman of the MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation and Auction4Wildlife.
The 220mph Aston Martin dates from 2011, has less than 700 miles on the clock and is finished in Black Pearl paint.
Inside, Blue Gin leather is complemented by a carbon ‘waterfall’ on the dashboard and anodised blue accents. This One-77 is right in the middle of the production run, being 38th out of the 77 cars made.
Long before the likes of the mid-engined Valkyrie and Valhalla, the One-77 was the ultimate Aston Martin. The ethos was to take everything to the extreme. That meant a 750hp naturally aspirated V12 and a voluptuous carbon fibre bodywork draped over a carbon chassis.
Examples of the One-77 seldom come up for sale and this as-new car is likely to fetch at least £2 million.