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  Aston Martin DP212
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1962
Numbers built:1
Successor:Aston Martin DP215
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 11, 2013
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Chassis: DP212/1
Following its brief works career, the unique DP212/1 was sold to John Dawnay, better known as Viscount Downe. He registered the car for road use but also raced it in minor events with Mike Salmon. The latter returned to the wheel of the car in the early 1970s and he used it to become the 1974 Classic Car Champion. In 1975, it changed hands but Salmon continued to race the ex-works Aston Martin until 1981. It did not return to historic racing until the end of the 1990s and famously clinched a pole position in the 1999 Goodwood Revival Tourist Trophy in the hands of Martin Brundle. Sadly, it could not start the race due to a crash late in practice.

Rebuilt and in new ownership, it returned to the Revival the following year where it placed fifth. In 2002 the car joined the fabulous Aston Martin collection of current owner Wolfgang Friedrichs, which also includes, among others, a DBR1 and a DBR4 Formula 1 car. Friedrichs has continued to race DP212/1 in select events, usually with David Clark as his co-driver. For the 2013 Goodwood Revival, ace-historic racer Simon Hadfield took Clark's place for the Tourist Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival. When he took over from Friedrichs halfway through the race he was outside the top ten but then the heavens opened. With superb car control and benefitting from the car's prowess in the wet, Hadfield masterfully worked his way up the field to clinch Aston Martin's very first Goodwood Reivival Tourist Trophy win in what was the company's centenary year.


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2016 Goodwood Revival 2015 Goodwood Revival 2015 Goodwood Revival 2014 Goodwood Revival
2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival
2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival
2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic 2012 Le Mans Classic
2012 Le Mans Classic 2011 Goodwood Revival 2011 Goodwood Revival 2011 Goodwood Revival
2010 Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival 2010 Le Mans Classic
2010 Le Mans Classic 2010 Le Mans Classic 2009 Goodwood Revival 2009 Goodwood Revival
2009 Goodwood Revival 2008 Goodwood Revival 2008 Goodwood Revival 2008 Goodwood Revival
2008 Goodwood Revival 2008 Le Mans Classic 2008 Le Mans Classic 2008 Le Mans Classic
2008 Le Mans Classic 2007 Goodwood Revival 2007 Goodwood Revival 2007 Goodwood Revival
2007 Goodwood Revival 2006 Goodwood Revival 2006 Goodwood Revival 2006 Goodwood Revival
2006 Goodwood Revival 2006 Goodwood Revival 2006 Le Mans Classic 2006 Le Mans Classic
2006 Le Mans Classic 2006 Le Mans Classic 2006 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic
2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic 2004 Le Mans Classic
2004 Le Mans Classic

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