The Aston Artin DBR1, a car that won the 24 hours of the Nürburgring in59 and among which Carrol Shelby, Roy Salvador and Stirling Moss ever took control.
Bidding at RM Sotheby’s auction house lasted no less than 7 minutes and the price rose to as much as $ 22.5 million. A new record. Whoever takes him home is not known. The winning bid was placed by phone.
According to the auction house, this specific DBR1 is a perfect example of one of the most important cars built by Aston Martin over the years. From 1956 to 1959, this type took part in enduranceraces. For example, Stirling Moss won the 1,000 kilometer of the Nürburgring in 1959 with this DBR1.
Underneath the hood is a 2.9 liter six-in-line, good for a HP or 255. Also, Le Mans was won by a DBR1 in 1959, but that was not this instance. Rich enthusiasts still get used to this Aston. Sometimes it’s (horrible) wrong, just look.