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RM Sotheby's puts one of the important Aston Martins on sale

The 1956 DBR1/1 hits the 2017 Monterey Auction.
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1956 Aston Martin DBR1

Considered to be one of the most important Aston Martins to ever be built, the 1956 DBR 1/1 is one of five examples built from 1956 to 1958 and made its first track debut at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by some of the most legendary drivers of the era, the racer also competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Nürburgring 1000 KM, where Sir Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman brought the car to victory. The car also eventually won the 1959 World Sportscar Championship. 

This particular DBR 1/1 is said to be the most correct of the five cars built and will come with its final works engine as well a correct reproduction engine created by Aston Martin specialist Richard Stewart Williams. A car of this caliber is sure to reach some astronomical bids and RM expects the car to speed past $20,000,000 when it his the auction block this August.

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