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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1956 - 1959
Numbers built:5
Designed by:Aston Martin
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 14, 2012
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Chassis DBR1/1 Chassis DBR1/1 was built for the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans and fitted with a 2.5 liter version of the six cylinder engine. Struggling against the bigger engined competition, the 'six' blew up in the race. In the first two races of the 1957, it finished second twice. Fitted wi>>>

Chassis DBR1/2 This is the single most successful racing car ever built by Aston. After its victorious debut at the 1957 Spa 1000 km race, it scored five more victories. Most important of all was the win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 in the hands of Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. I>>>

Chassis DBR1/4 Originally built as a DBR3 in 1958, this chassis was converted to DBR1 specification for the 1959 season. In this guise it was only raced at Le Mans and Goodwood where it finished 2nd and 4th respectively. After Aston Martin's retirement of racing, it was used for a motion p>>>

Chassis DBR1/5 This was the only DBR1 that was built for a private owner. Completed in 1959, it was sold directly to Peter Whitehead. He raced the car extensively that year and scored some podium finishes. In 1960 the car was only rarely used and a year later Whitehead sold the car to an A>>>

  Article Image gallery (89) Chassis (4) Specifications User Comments (3)