In June 1959 the Aston Martin DBR1 took first and second place at Le Mans – the world’s greatest endurance race.
60 years later just 24 examples of the DBS 59 Superleggera were commissioned by Aston Martin, Cambridge to commemorate that legendary victory — driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori taking the chequered flag ahead of Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frère.
Finished in Aston Martin racing green with bronze detailing recalling the classic race car, this detailing includes the bronze paddle shifters, brake calipers, wheels and script. The chestnut tan and obsidian black cabin also includes a recreation of the original weave on the DBR1 seats trimming both the seat back and door cards. In addition, the model features two replica open-faced racing helmets, goggles and replicas too of Carroll Shelby’s racing gloves.
These combined with period-correct racing overalls are housed within a hand-made bridle leather case. Further details include embroidery on the sun visor celebrating the 323 laps, individually numbered roundel on the lower front wing and the headlining printed as a coloured image of the limited edition specially commissioned painting of the win.
The cars were delivered to their owners on the start line at Le Mans in June 2019.
Displayed courtesy of Mr. Russell Bamford from Monday 21st October to Sunday 27th October 2019.