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Aston Martin DBR2 Open Sports Racer


1957 Aston Martin DBR2 s/n DBR2/2 - Gregory Whitten

1957 Aston Martin DBR2 s/n DBR2/2 - Gregory Whitten

1957 Aston Martin DBR2 s/n DBR2/2 - Gregory Whitten

1957 Aston Martin DBR2 s/n DBR2/2 - Gregory Whitten

1957 Aston Martin DBR2 s/n DBR2/2 - Gregory Whitten

1957 Aston Martin DBR2 s/n DBR2/2 - Gregory Whitten

Aston Martin DBR 2 s/n DBR2/1 Bamford_Bamford

Aston Martin DBR 2 s/n DBR2/1 Bamford_Bamford

Aston Martin DBR 2 s/n DBR2/1 Bamford_Bamford

Aston Martin DBR 2 s/n DBR2/1 Bamford_Bamford

 

General Specifications

The engines on the DBR2 started as 3.7 litres in 1957 and #DBR2/1 was bored out to 4.2 litres for the 1958 season. It was a six-cylinder twin overhead camshaft with six Weber single choke 48 doe carburettors, although they were later updated to triple Weber 50 DCO configuration. The 4.2 litre configuration developed some 325 bhp at 6000 rpm. The gearbox was a 5 spd. syncromesh gearbox. The final drive was ZF, with a limited slip differential. The chassis was a multi-tubular back-bone. The brakes on the car were Girling single caliper, non-servo discs. The rear suspension were dedion axle with trailing links and torsion bars. The steering was rack and pinion.

Total Production: Two Cars

Chassis Numbers

DBR2/1
Current location: UK (Irvine Laidlaw)1957 3.7 litre engine
1957 24h Le Mans, retired lap 81, G. Whitehead  / P. Whitehead
1957 Belgian GP Spa, crashed in practice, Cunningham-Reid  
1957 Silverstone, 3rd OA, Cunningham-Reid  
1958 3.9 litre engine
1958 Sussex Trophy Goodwood, 1st OA, Moss
1958 Oulton Park, 1st OA, Moss
1958 Aintree, retired lap 10, Brooks
1958 Silverstone, 5th OA, 4th IC, Brooks
1958 Targa Florio, practice only
1958 Spa GP, 3rd OA, Carroll Shelby
1958 engine enlarged to 4.2 litre
1958 - 1959 raced by Constantine in the USA
1960 raced by Aston in the UK
1962 used as road car with Gullwing body
1975 rebuilt by Stephen Griswold

DBR2/2
Current location: USA (Gregory Whitten)
1957 3.7 litre engine
1957 Silverstone, 1st OA, Salvadori
1957 Nassau Trophy, ?, Moss
1957 Governor's Trophy Nassau, 4th, Moss
1957 Bahamas Ladies Cupy, crashed, Ruth Levy
1958 3.9 litre engine
1958 Oulton Park, 2nd, Brooks
1958 Aintree, 2nd, Salvadori
1958 Silverstone, 4th OA, 3rd IC, Salvadori
1958 Spa GP, 2nd OA, Paul Frere
1958 engine enlarged to 4.2 litre
1958/9 raced in the USA by Oker
1959 Riverside, retired lap 26, Moss
1959 Nassau 5 lap Sports Car Race, 1st, Moss
1959 Governor's Trophy Nassau, 1st, Moss
1959 International Nassau Trophy, retired lap 35, Moss
1960 - 1962 raced in the UK
1973 rebuilt by Barry Simpson

 Mark Ketcham
Peter Singhof
Images - Tim Scott, Peter Singhof