If you have a cool £17 and a half million hanging around, then you could have been the very lucky owner of Britain’s most expensive car in history, the 1596 Aston Martin DBR1. Sotheby’s listed it as “the most correct example of what is arguably the most important Aston Martin ever produced.”
What’s so special about this car (apart from the hefty price tag?), well it was famously raced by Sir Stirling Moss who described it as “the most important Aston Martin ever produced” rivalling the likes of the Ferrari 250 GTO and Mercedes Benz 300 SLR, Aston Martin only ever made 5 during 1956 and 1958!
This record breaking sale was for chassis number one which was a purpose built car developed by Ted Cutting a racing design chief. With all this history and heritage it is no wonder the car reached such heavy heights at auction.
In addition to Sir Stirling Moss this car was driven by the likes of Bruce McLaren and Carroll Shelby helping put this car at the peak of British racing history. After an impressive racing history including Le Mans 24 Hours in ’59 this car was eventually made street legal in 1962.