Don Rose

Car Specialist – North America

+1 617 513 0388

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted importer of European classics while living in London, England. Now having returned to the Boston area, Don serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Aston Martin Owners Club of North America (Section East) and the editor emeritus of its magazine, The Vantage Point. Don’s club memberships are numerous, and they include the Checkered Flag 200, the Bentley Drivers Club, and the Gull Wing Group.

 

Don specializes in sports and GT cars. He is most knowledgeable about European marques and is participating fully in the relatively new area of Japanese collector cars. A life-long automotive enthusiast, Don has an eclectic personal collection that includes historic race cars. He has participated in a variety of road rally events, including the Carrera Panamericana and the “trifecta” of Mille Miglias (the Mille Miglia Storica [Italy], the California Mille, and the Mil Millas [Argentina]), as well as twice in the Copperstate 1000. If that’s not enough, Don has also participated in a number of U.S. and UK hill climbs.

 

Don has raced his ex-Pete Lovely Lotus Eleven at Lime Rock, Virginia, and Mont Tremblant, Québec, as well as an AC Ace, which was later sold back to its original owner, who began its competition career in 1955.

 

Although Don’s cars have won several concours awards, it’s important to note that all his cars are driven. Among them are a 1st in Class for his Bentley Continental R-Type at Amelia Island and Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago; a class award at the one-time-only Vanderbilt Concours in Newport, Rhode Island, and a class award with his longtime Aston DB4; and exhibition-only appearances with either of two pre-war Astons: the Two-Litre Sports at Pebble Beach and the Speed Model ‘Type C’ at the St. James Concours of Elegance, both in 2013. The Two-Litre was also awarded the Judges’ Choice at the Kirkland Concours and The Spirit of Competition at the Hershey Elegance, where it competed in the Grand Ascent hill climb (and looked pretty spiffy on the lawn).

 

The culmination of his lifelong interest in both cars and all things James Bond was realized when Don consigned the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 007 Goldfinger film car to RM’s 2010 London sale, subsequently going on a world tour to promote the car. In Don’s own words, regarding the car’s nine-month marketing campaign, “I felt like it was as close to giving birth as any man can feel, both physically and emotionally!”

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