South West Wales

1936 Aston Martin fails to reach £1.6m guide price

1936 Aston Martin Speed Model 'Red Dragon' Image copyright Bonhams
Image caption 1936 Aston Martin Speed Model 'Red Dragon'

An Aston Martin which was expected to sell for about £1.6m at auction has failed to reach its guide price.

The 1936 Aston Martin Speed Model was once owned by Welsh racer Dudley Folland, a Carmarthenshire-born amateur racer who called the car "Red Dragon".

He adapted the bodywork to resemble a successful early Ferrari which he lost to in races.

It was up for auction on Saturday at Chichester, West Sussex, but a buyer was not found.

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