Classic #f1 Car For Sale – 1959 Aston Martin DBR4
From the listing for this Formula 1 car for sale:
This reputed to be the only true original 2.5 litre engine and Aston Martin gearboxed car which has been owned by the current owner for 41 years. It is currently having its engine totally rebuilt. This car can be viewed by appointment. Built in 1959 for Aston Martins entry into Grand Prix Racing with drivers Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby, and more recently part of a large collection, this stunning car provides a rare opportunity to own a piece of Aston Martin Racing History.
The Aston Martin DBR4/250, commonly referred to simply as the DBR4, is a Formula One racing car, designed by Ted Cutting for the sports car manufacturer Aston Martin. Following notable successes in sports car racing during the mid- to late-1950s — culminating in winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and the World Sportscar Championship title in 1959 — the DBR4 was intended to repeat this success in the highest tier of open-wheel racing. The DBR4 was largely based on the DB3S sportscar, and borrowed that vehicle’s basic chassis and engine layout. Although it was tested as early as 1957, the DBR4 did not make its World Championship debut until the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix, driven by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby. However, its long gestation period meant that by the time it finally entered competition much of its concept and technology had been superseded, and the car was not a success. The DBR4 was replaced by the lighter Aston Martin DBR5/250 in early 1960, but when that car also failed to provide competitive results Aston Martin abandoned Formula One to concentrate on their more successful sports car projects.
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