Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Aston Martin and related Automobilia Sale
9 May 2009
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited,
Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks MK16 9AN
Sale viewings - 9 May 2009 09:00-14:00
Automobilia sale - 9 May 2009 starting at 10:30
Motor Cars sale - 9 May 2009 starting at 15:30
Arguably the most beautiful sports-racing car of all time, the Aston Martin DBR1 not only won the World Sportscar Championship in 1959 but also the prestigious Le Mans 24-Hour Race (driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori) that same year. Only five were constructed, plus two of the larger-engined DBR2 version, and a veritable king’s ransom would be required to purchase one today.
This DBR1 re-creation has been constructed using a 1977 Aston Martin V8 as the donor vehicle. The latter’s 5.3-litre engine breathes via a quartet of downdraft Weber carburettors and has been modified to accept a Canton Systems Oil Pressure Accumulator providing automatic pre-lube on start up and surge protection during high-speed cornering