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BLOG #001: THE ASTON MARTIN DBR1

THE BLOG

This Aston Martin DBR1 replica attended one of our meets in August 2022 and will be the first of many blogs we intend on doing to provide our community with more information about the vehicles that join us at our meets. If you are intersted in having a blog written about your car, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

INTRODUCING THE DBR1

The DBR1 was produced in a small number of cars, with only 5 being built. This, combined with its success in racing, has made it one of the most sought-after and valuable cars in the world. In 2017, one of the original DBR1s sold for a record-breaking $22.5 million.

The Aston Martin DBR1 is one of the most iconic racing cars of all time. It was built by Aston Martin starting in 1956, intended for the World Sportscar Championship as well as non-championship sportscar races at the time. It is most famous as the victor of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin's only outright victory at the endurance classic. It is one of only three cars in the 1950s to win both the World Sports Car Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in the same year (the others being the Ferrari 375 Plus in 1954 and the Ferrari 250TR in 1958).


THE DESIGN

The car was designed by Ted Cutting, who also designed the DB3S and DBR2. It was a radical departure from its predecessors, with a sleek, aerodynamic body and a lightweight spaceframe chassis. The engine was a 2.5-liter six-cylinder unit that was derived from the Lagonda Straight-6 engine. It was tuned to produce around 250 horsepower, which was sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.


RACING DEBUT

The DBR1 made its racing debut at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, but retired after 246 laps with gearbox failure. It had more success in 1957, winning the World Sports Car Championship and the 12 Hours of Sebring. However, it was not until 1959 that the DBR1 truly achieved its potential. In 1959, the DBR1 won the World Sports Car Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a team of Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, and Jack Brabham. This was Aston Martin's first outright victory at Le Mans, and it cemented the DBR1's place in the history books.


TO CONCLUDE

The Aston Martin DBR1 is a truly iconic racing car that is still considered to be one of the best of all time. It is a testament to the skill and ingenuity of the people who designed and built it, and it is a reminder of Aston Martin's rich history in motorsport. It is a car that will continue to be admired and coveted for many years to come.


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