1957 Aston Martin
Inline 6 / 3670 cc
5 Speed Manual
Blue Exterior & Plaid/Green Leather Interior
The Aston Martin DBR2 was the successor to the Newport Pagnell company’s original and highly-successful DBR1 racecar. The DBR2 incorporated a number of improvements, including (ultimately) an aluminum block 4.2-liter DOHC Six, with twin-plug head, three dual-choke Weber 50 DCO carbs and dual coils and distributors. It developed in excess of 300 horsepower. It weighed approximately 2,000 pounds. It was the last open Aston Martin raced by the factory for 50 years, and scored numerous victories at the hands of drivers such as Sterling Moss and George Constantine. Both DBR2s were factory-campaigned “works” racecars and the first one DBR2/1 was driven by Peter and Graham Whitehead at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans. It did not finish due to oil-leak issues. The second DBR2/2 was more successful. Roy Salvadori drove it to victory at Silverstone. Stirling Moss won the Sussex Trophy race at Goodwood and followed it up with a win at the British Empire Trophy race at Oulton park. In the U.S., DBR2/2 posted a win at Riverside Raceway, followed by wins in 1959 at Nassau Speed Weeks with Moss and George Constantine driving. The Wilson Collection has been in process since 2019 on this tribute car with major work being completed on paint, interiors, and engine. We borrow from Aston Martin DBR1, DBR2, and DBR3 for this vehicle and incorporate various design elements into the car.