1959 Aston Martin DBR1

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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. It is one of only three cars in the 1950s to win both the World Sports Car Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in the same year (the others being the Ferrari 375 Plus in 1954 and the Ferrari 250TR in 1958). In addition the six World Sports Car Championship victories was a record for any car in the 1950s and remained a record in the championship until surpassed by the Ferrari 250TR. The three consecutive triumphs in 1959 at the Nürburgring, Le Mans and the Tourist Trophy equalled the record set by the Ferrari 250TR with its three consecutive victories at the start of the 1958 season.

Quartzo QLM039; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans 1st; Salvadori & Shelby; RN5 Kit Built; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans 1st; Salvadori & Shelby; RN5 Kit Built; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans 2nd; Tritignant & Frere; RN6 Provence Moulage; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans DNF; Moss & Fairman; RN4 IXO LMC048; Aston Martin DBR1/300; 1959 24h Le Mans DNF; Moss & Fairman; RN4

Quartzo QLM039; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans 1st; Salvadori & Shelby; RN5

Kit Built; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans 1st; Salvadori & Shelby; RN5 Kit Built; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans 2nd; Tritignant & Frere; RN6 Provence Moulage; Aston Martin DBR1; 1959 24h Le Mans DNF; Moss & Fairman; RN4 IXO LMC048; Aston Martin DBR1/300; 1959 24h Le Mans DNF; Moss & Fairman; RN4
         
         

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