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1959 Aston Martin DBR1 by John Elwell
John Elwell (English, born 1949)
1959 Aston Martin DBR1
A very special large-scale aluminium model of the 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1 rendered by John Elwell.
John’s signature style is defined by hand-formed aluminum panels riveted over a space frame. The cast aluminium wheels with cast metal tyres and exceptional detailing is evidenced by the hand-turned hardwood steering wheel and seats to the cockpit. Bearing no. 5 decals, and custom plate 59 LM. Signed John Elwell and numbered 1/1, 2009.
Length overall: 45 inches (115 cm).
Aston Martin built the DBR1 for the World Sports Car Championship. At Le Mans in 1959, Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori took the laurels, driving this car in the 24 Hours endurance race, considered the marque’s finest competition triumph.