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1957 Aston Martin DBR2

Posted By GarageRiot     Oct 19    
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1957 Aston Martin DBR2

In the mid 1950's Aston Martin created two DBR2's from a series internal development projects. These cars were dubbed DBR2/1 and DBR2/2 built in all aluminum bodies. In 1957 DBR2/1 competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans but retired due to engine issues. Later that year DBR2/1 was crashed beyond repair in a practice session at the 1957 Spa Gran Prix. Later the remaining parts were swapped to a back up chassis and DBR2/1 went on to compete at Silverstone three weeks later.

The DBR2's continued to compete, DBR2/1 winning at the hands of Sir Stirling Moss and then ultimately being shipped to the US to compete until 1960 when they returned to the factory.

DBR2/1 recently traded hands at auction for 9,000,000 Pounds, while DBR2/2 won Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance's People Choice Award.
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  • Peter
    Peter  · Oct 24
    Yes! Please do.
  • JDMGodzilla
    JDMGodzilla  · Oct 23
    Great stuff! Please keep these coming!