1955 Aston Martin DBR2SOLD
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--DBR Sage Green, 700 miles since manufacture, All-Aluminum and built to exacting specifications.

The Aston Martin DBR2 was the larger-engined version of the DBR1, one of the most beautiful sports-racing car of all time. The DBR1 not only won the World Sportscar Championship in 1959 but also the prestigious Le Mans 24-Hour Race (driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori) that same year. Though five DBR1ís were constructed, there only two DBR2ís. Recently one of the two original DBR2ís has reportedly sold for $11 million dollars.

This DBR2 recreation has been constructed using an all-aluminum body built over two years by ex-Newport Pagnell Aston Martin panel beaters and painted in one of the colors used by the factory race team during the 1950s. It has a fully rebuilt Aston Martin six-cylinder engine to 4.2 liter DB4 GT specification, including a genuine new Aston Martin twin-plug cylinder head and twin distributors with engineered drives and casings matching those of the original DBR2, even the cam covers have original 'AM' symbols cast into the front. Only six pairs of these covers were made in 1957, two of which were used on the original two DBR2ís and the others on pre-production DB4s. The engine has only run in mileage and runs on unleaded fuel.

This DBR is fitted with a genuine David Brown 4-speed DB4 GT gearbox and has a full stainless-steel exhaust system fabricated to match the original DBR2 system. Made using factory drawings, the special radiator incorporates combined water and oil cooling sections and is fitted with a filler cap to the original design. The fuel cap, boot and bonnet catches have been made from solid castings. The wheels are new 16" chromed wire wheels with original Borrani spinners as well as genuine Dunlop racing tires as used in the 1950ís.

The instruments are genuine full-faced Smiths as used in the original DBR2ís. Although no speedometer was fitted to an original, this DBR is fitted with a discreet under dash digital speedo that will also measure mileage. The dashboard has been coated with the 'Cracked Green' reaction paint originally used on these cars, while the seats and rear cockpit panel are trimmed with the original type of fabric as originally used by Aston Martin at that time. The steering wheel boss has been machined from a solid billet of aluminum (the same as the originals) and has a removable center section featuring a genuine 'David Brown' enamel badge from the 1950s. The steering wheel itself is made from aircraft quality aluminum and the wooden rim is to the original design. Included is a new tonneau cover that unzips into two sections allowing one to drive with the passenger side still covered.

This is an exceptional and well crafted DBR2 Recreation with many rare and desirable features. It is sorted, serviced and in ready to use condition. It is offered not only at a fraction of the cost of an original, but also a fraction of its original cost to build. It is simply put, an awesome, awesome Aston. This DBR will not only show its prowess on the race circuit, but itís also registered for the road and as happy on the street or for vintage rally-tours.

Reference Number 97722

as of 8/27/2010

Overview
Car 1955 Aston Martin DBR2
Exterior / Interior Color Sage Green 
Mileage 700 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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