Life-sized Aston DBR1 model tipped to top £20,000

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An Aston Martin DBR1 for £20-25,000? That’s what is being promised for auction-goers at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on 15 September.

Except all is not quite what it seems – if you buy this phenomenally detailed DBR1, you’re going to have to splash out on a rather large model cabinet as well.

That’s because it is a life-sized representation of the 1959 Le Mans-winning Shelby and Salvadori car.

Presented like a giant Airfix kit, the 1:1 scale model measures 6.35m wide and 3.3m tall and has been hand made by Hertfordshire-based Evanta Motor Company.

Ant Anstead, MD of Evanta Motor Company, said: “Aston Martin’s sole Le Mans win of 1959 is a huge part of British motorsport. The loss of drivers Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, and chief engineer Ted Cutting, this year is saddening.

"We wanted to offer a tribute to these three great men, and to such a beautiful and iconic car. And what could be a more fun and fitting tribute than every boy’s dream toy: a life-size model."

The model (or artwork, depending on whether you are planning to get the glue out and construct it), splits into two pieces for transportation and comes with a replica of the Le Mans trophy and an Aston Martin peaked cap signed by both Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori.

Toby Wilson, head of Bonhams' Automobilia Department, added: "This piece of artwork is utterly unique, and the attention to detail is fascinating. It would be a fantastic centre piece to the collection of any racing enthusiast, and would undoubtedly be a great talking point among friends for years to come."

Comments

lawson

Give me the opportunity to buy shares in an epoxy glue manufacturer, prior to assembly of the car in the background!

Regards,

Lawson

 

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