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1956 – 1962 Aston Martin DBR1
Image by Georg Sander
The Aston Martin DBR1 was a sports racing car 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.
Aston Martin AMR-One
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Crashed out in the 4th lap, well done.
Aston Martin DB3 S 1956
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Aston Martin is probably the most charismatric British manufacturer of thoroughbred sportcars, and its racing success ranks only marginally behind that of Jaguar. The epitome of sporting glory was the Le Mans win in 1959 together with the overall crown in the World Sportscar Championship of the same year.
The DB3 S is the second most important racing model in Aston Martin’s history, replacing the outdated and agricultural DB3 in 1954. Without consideration for cost, the engineers at Aston Martin started the development of the DB3 S in 1952-1953, and the result was a car that set new standards in performance and roadholding. The engine, a 3 litre 6 cylinder, was based on the trusted design by W.O. Bentley.
All in all 11 DB3 S works cars and 19 customer cars were built. The car shown here, chassis No. 9, is the best and most original example existing. Entered as a works car by the factory and driven by Stirling Moss and Peter Collins, the car came second in Le Mans in 1956 and, driven by Moss, scored a first overall at Oulton Park in the same year. Goodwood in 1956 saw Roy Salvadori in second place, and Tony Brooks took the car to third place in the 1957 event.
Chassis number : DB3 S/9
Engine : 6-cylinder 3 litre, twin ignition with 230 horsepower
Chassis : tubular spaceframe
Suspension : front independent, rear De Dion tube
Brakes : discs all round
Body : aluminium
Registration : 46 EMU (Great-Britain)