Packaged just like a model kit only much larger is a 1:1 scale replica of the 1959 Aston Martin DBR1 Le Mans winning car created by Hertfordshire, England based Evanta Motor Company. Paying homage to the driving team of Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori and chief engineer Ted Cutting, the hand crafted set measures in at 21′ x 11′ and is produced using a replica of an injection molded sprue for model parts while each unit is individually labeled and stored within the container. And just as you would find in a model kit, the DBR1 is placed in a parts tree as if you could twist components off for assembly. The collection consists of an entire DBR1 body painted in the original Aston Martin Californian sage green Le Mans color-way, set of four 16″ wire wheels wrapped with Dunlop racing tires and a 15″ ‘mota’ wood trimmed wheel. Also included is a set of replica racing seats upholstered in Aston Martin style weaving with leather headrests, aluminum gear knob and lever, a complete dashboard textured in satin black with comprehensive assemblage using smiths gauges and period switches and the 1959 Le Man’s trophy won by the team. The one of a kind collection is complemented with an Aston Martin cap authentically signed by both Salvadori and Shelby and is set to be auctioned off in September at the Goodwood Revival.
History: Roy Salvadori (left) stands above teammate Carroll Shelby (at the wheel) celebrate their historic 1959 Le Mans win in the car with David Brown (holding champagne) and Stirling Moss (right). The event was regarded as Aston Martin’s finest win.