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1959 Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 Winner Le Mans in 1:18 Scale by Spark


This is the Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 Winner Le Mans 1959 R. Salvadori  Carroll Shelby Model Car in 1:18 Scale by Spark.  

The 1959 Aston Martin DBR1, chassis number 1 (N.5), holds a significant place in motorsport history as the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. This victory is particularly noteworthy because it marked Aston Martin's first overall win at the prestigious endurance race.

Here are some key details about the 1959 Aston Martin DBR1 N.5:

  1. Model and Chassis Number:

    • Model: Aston Martin DBR1
    • Chassis Number: 1 (N.5)
  2. Le Mans 1959 Victory:

    • The car, driven by Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, secured the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 21-22, 1959.
    • This win was a historic achievement for Aston Martin, as it was their first triumph in the overall classification at Le Mans.
  3. Technical Specifications:

    • The Aston Martin DBR1 was powered by a 2.9-liter straight-six engine.
    • The chassis featured a lightweight and aerodynamic design, optimizing performance for endurance racing.
  4. Drivers:

    • Carroll Shelby: An accomplished American racing driver and later renowned for his involvement in designing the Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40.
    • Roy Salvadori: A British racing driver with a successful career in various motorsports disciplines.
  5. Significance:

    • The 1959 Le Mans victory solidified Aston Martin's reputation as a formidable competitor in endurance racing.
    • Aston Martin's success in 1959 was part of their pursuit of the World Sportscar Championship, and this win played a crucial role in their eventual championship victory that year.
  6. Legacy:

    • The Aston Martin DBR1 N.5 is considered an iconic and historic racing car, symbolizing Aston Martin's prowess in endurance racing during the late 1950s.
    • The car and its victory continue to be celebrated in the motorsport community, and the DBR1 is often featured in historical racing events.

The 1959 Le Mans win remains a memorable moment in Aston Martin's racing history, and the DBR1 N.5 is revered as a symbol of success and excellence in endurance racing.