London, United Kingdom: In the final countdown to RM Sotheby’s first-ever auction in the Middle East, the auction house has released new footage of the featured 2011 Aston Martin One-77 driven at Yas Marina Circuit, where the sale will take place in partnership with Formula 1® on 30 November at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019.

The Aston Martin One-77 is one of the marque’s most exquisite models. In the video, footage of the car is pictured alongside the important landscapes and species that African Parks seeks to protect and restore.

The One-77 on offer, chassis no. SCFGFXXX1BGS17738, is the 38th of just 77 examples of Aston Martin’s unique hypercar built. Sparingly driven, the car currently displays under 1,000 km and is presented in Black Pearl and trimmed with an interior of Blue Gin complemented by Anodized Blue and chrome metal trim.

In partnership with Auction4Wildlife, the consignor and original owner, Markus Jebsen, chairman of MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation and Founder of Auction4Wildlife, will generously donate the proceeds from the sale of the One-77 to African Parks so that the charitable organisation may continue its important work restoring landscapes, saving species, and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for local communities.

African Parks is a nonprofit conservation organisation that assumes long-term management of protected areas, in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 16 national parks and protected areas in 10 different countries, covering over 12 million hectares in Benin, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The buyer of the car will not only contribute to African Parks’ conservation efforts but will also acquire one of the most beautiful modern hypercars ever built (Est. $1,500,000 - $2,000,000, Offered Without Reserve).

RM Sotheby’s ground-breaking auction at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019—the region’s first-ever major international collector car auction—is set for the evening of Saturday, 30 November at the stunning Yas Marina Circuit. The sale will bring together an expertly curated selection of 40 significant Grand Prix™ racing machines, road-going sports cars with an historical connection to the world of motorsport, alongside a broader collection of hand-picked, blue-chip classic and supercars. The auction will take place on the Formula 1® grid from 9pm GST onwards. Fans and registered bidders will be able to view the cars to be auctioned over the Grand Prix™ weekend. The cars will then be paraded down the main straight and driven along the F1® pitlane for auction.  

For more information on RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi auction, please visit rmsothebys.com. Interested bidders are invited to call RM Sotheby’s London office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 to speak with a car specialist. For more information about Formula 1® please visit formula1.com.

 About RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s is the world's largest collector car auction house by total sales. With 40 years of proven results in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from auctions and private sales to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM Sotheby’s is currently responsible for six of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction. In February 2015, RM formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. For further information, visit rmsothebys.com.

About Auction4Wildlife

Auction4Wildlife aims to help conserve the world’s wildlife by raising funds, via charity auctions, for some of the best conservation organisations in the world today. Auction4Wildlife is a global initiative from the charitable MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation, based in Hong Kong. All proceeds from our auctions are donated to the nominated best-of-the-best conservation organisation to further the goal of wildlife preservation. Please visit www.auction4wildlife.org to find out more.

About African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. With the largest counter-poaching force and the most amount of area under protection for any one NGO in Africa, African Parks manages 16 national parks and protected areas in ten countries covering over 12 million hectares in Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For more information visit www.africanparks.org, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook 

or connect with us at fundraising@africanparks.org.

Media Information

High res catalogue images and the complete list of entries for RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi sale held in collaboration with Formula 1® are available from rmsothebys.com when logged in as a registered media contact. The complete digital catalogue is available here. For further information and interview opportunities, please contact a member of the RM Sotheby’s PR department.

Media Contacts:

Meghan McGrail | meghan@rmsothebys.com | +1 519 437 3061

Peter Haynes | peter@rmsothebys.com | +44 7738 883 259 Formula 1® Media: f1media@f1.com

Fran Read | franr@africanparks.org | +27 82 383 7558