Only one can ever truly call itself first.
When David Brown decided his Aston Martin would challenge for victory at the world’s most famous endurance race—the 24 Hours of Le Mans—it was this 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, chassis no. 1, that began the British marque’s campaign.
In this video from Petrolicious, Aston Martin historian Stephen Archer explains what makes this DBR1 the most important Aston Martin ever built.
Head over to the RM Sotheby’s website for more information on this race-winning DBR1/1, due to cross the block this 18–19 August in Monterey.
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