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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The most expensive classic car in the history of Aston Martin

It is one of only three cars in the 1950s to win the World Sportcar Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours (the others being the Ferrari 375 Plus in 1954 and the Ferrari 250TR in 1958). And that car is the Aston Martin DBR 1, a classic sports car that recently made history by setting a new record as the most expensive Aston Martin sportscar ever sold in an auction event.
Aston Martin DBR 1 is crowned as the most expensive Aston Martin sportscar ever sold in an auction event. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3i4bPRX)
The Aston Martin DBR1 is an Aston Martin sports racing car (made started in 1956 to 1959) with only 5 units ever made and intended for the World Sportcar Championship as well as non-championship sports car racing at that time. It is most famous for being the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, the Aston Martin's only straight win in the endurance classic. 
Aston Martin DBR 1 is won its first world title in the 1959 Nürburgring 1,000 km event and driven by legendary racers, namely Sterling Moss, Jack Fairman, and Carroll Shelby. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3i4bPRX)
Its first world title was won at a different event, namely the Nürburgring 1,000 Km in 1959. At that time the car was driven by veteran racers, namely Sterling Moss, Jack Fairman, and Carroll Shelby. In that event, the Aston Martin DBR1/300 led with a record of 7 hours 33 minutes 18.44 seconds driven by Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman. Both won the event and lifted Aston Martin to 3rd place in the F.I.A World Sportscar Championship. 
Aston Martin DBR 1 uses an inline-six 2,922cc engine capable burst out the power of 256 hp @ 6,520 rpm. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3i4bPRX)
In addition, six victories in the World Sportcar Championship racing event was a record for any car in the 1950s and remained a championship record until it was surpassed by the Ferrari 250TR. Three consecutive wins in 1959 at the Nürburgring, Le Mans, and the Tourist Trophy equaled the record set by the Ferrari 250TR with its three consecutive wins at the start of the 1958 season.
Aston Martin DBR 1 is sold at a price of the US $22.55 million at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3i4bPRX)
In August 2017, at an auction held by RM Sotheby's at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California, United States, this classic car sold for the US $ 22.55 million or nearly Rp.300 billion. However, the identity of the new owner of this exotic car is not yet known. Previously it was known that the car was owned by several famous people such as Caroll Shelby, Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori, and Reg Parnell and others.
RM Sotheby's said that the DBR1 racing car with chassis number 1 (DBR 1/1), the engine series number RB6/300/3 with 6 bars and 5 manual transmissions was the most important Aston Martin car as well as the best production ever made by RS William since DBR1 began to be made by the British manufacturer.

Actually, Aston Martin has other models that are no less legendary like the Aston Martin DB5. This model car was used by a famous 007 British (M16) spy agent James Bond (played by Sean Connery) in the 1964  movie-titled of Goldfinger. However, DB5's popularity was successfully beaten by DBR 1 now as the most expensive Aston Martin car ever. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTORAUTHORITY | TOP SPEED]
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