The racing Aston Martin DBR1 went under the hammer for a record amount

Auction house RM Sotheby at the auction in Monterey sold the very first copy of Aston Martin DBR1 in 1956 for 22 550 000 dollars. Thus, the rarity racing car became the most expensive British car ever sold under the hammer. This copy of Aston Martin DBR1 is special not only because it was once first collected. This car was also used by many famous riders, including Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori, Stirling Moss, Jack Brebem and Reg Parnell. At one time, only five such cars were built, and it was this car under the leadership of Stirling Moss that won the 1,000 km marathon at the Nürburgring. This car also took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1956, 1957 and 1958, while in 1959 another DBR1 won the prestigious race.

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