Iconic Aston Martin DBR1, most famous as the victor of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, could become the world’s most expensive car if find buyer who has a whopping £20 million ($31.7 million) to spend on it. It’s price is four times as much as any British car ever sold publicly.
Besides being one of the most successful and instantly recognisable historic racing cars in the world today, this Aston Martin DBR1/2 is one of just four pieces ever rolled out of the factory, and is on the market for the first time in 20 years. This racing car triumphed at the 1957 Nurburgring 1,000km race and was also the one and same in which Sir Stirling Moss won the RAC Tourist Trophies at Goodwood in 1958 and 59 to help Aston Martin take home the 1959 World Sports Car Championship.
The car is being offered for sale by Berkshire-based Ferrari specialist Talacrest. John Collins, from Talacrest, who sold the car to its previous owner 20 years ago, despite being a Ferrari specialist, praised the Aston, by saying:
“This DBR1/2 is the holy grail of motoring and is the most recognisable and valuable Aston Martin in history. I would say it is one of the top five cars in the world and models of this calibre and undisputed provenance are rarely available on the open market.”
Built by Ted Cutting, the Aston Martin DBR 1/2 features a three-litre engine which put out around 250bhp.