Aston Martin Racing Cars:

1949 Aston Martin DB Mark II (DB2 prototype) (Le Mans 1949): Three prototype DB2's appeared at Le Mans in 1949. These prototypes were named the DB Mark II since they followed a small run of roadsters known as the 'Two Litre Sports' or DB1. Among the trio of factory cars, this car alone featured the new 2.6L dual over-head cam six cylinder Lagonda engine. The DB2 featured a tube frame chassis and body designed by Frank Feeley. It was a radical depature from the Aston model it replaced. Leslie Johnson and Charles Brackenbury drove this car at Le Mans, but retired with cooling problems early in the race after only six laps.
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1949 Aston Martin DB Mark II (DB2 prototype) (Le Mans 1949): At Le Mans, two of the prototype DB2's retained the proven four-cylinder 2.0L engine. The straight-6 engines intended for all team cars designed by W.O. Bentley, were unproven and only one car was given this engine. It lasted six laps. Of the three DB2 prototype cars entered at Le Mans, the two 2.0L cars were entered by private parties on Aston's behalf. This car was entered by Arthur Jones and co-driven with Jones by Nick Haines. The only Aston to finish in 1949, they finished a respectable 7th and 3rd in Class.
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1949 Aston Martin DB Mark II (DB2 prototype) (Le Mans 1949): The first Le Mans after WWII, David Brown took advantage of the ACO's Concession to allow prototypes to run in 1949. As were all three DB2 prototypes, this car was entered by Mrs. R.P. Hichens, whose late husband raced for Aston Martin before the war. Driving the 2.0L four-cylinder car were Piere Marechal and Donald Mathieson. They worked their way up to fourth place and were contesting with a Fraser Nash for third when brake problems required a lengthy pit stop. Back in the race, while approaching the Maison Blanche curves the brakes failed for good. Marechal was critically injured in the violent crash and tragically died the next day in hospital.
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1950 Aston Martin DB2 (Le Mans 1950): Three of the first DB2 pre-production cars were sent to the race shops where they were prepared for racing, being lightened, and given a higher state of tune. This car (Ch. #LML/50/8) was taken to Le Mans with the two other cars and was driven by George Abecassis and Lance Macklin, bringing it home in 5th place overall and first in its class ahead of their sister car which finished 6th overall. It was a great showing for Aston Martin ahead of the October launch of the new DB2.
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1950 Aston Martin DB2 (Le Mans 1950): The car went on to have a very successful motorsports career. In 1951 it was given extensive upgrades and modifications which included a new 2.6L six-cylinder engine with higher compression and a new hood and grille. Macklin was at the when again at Le Mans in 1951, taking 3rd place overall and 1st in class. The car was run by Macklin on the Dundrod TT (11th) and it also ran twice on the Mille Miglia in 1951 and 1952, taking the class win in 1952 with Tommy Wisdom. After, it was retired in favor of the new DB3.
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1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage (Le Mans 1951): Entered at Le Mans in 1951, this Aston entry driven by George Abecassis and Brian Shawe-Taylor finished 5th overall and second in class behind its sister car driven by Macklin and Thompson. Aston Martin finished 1-2-3 in the 3.0L class at Le Mans in 1951, with the three team cars prepared under the direction of John Wyer. They were 350lb. lighter than the stock car and horsepower out put was increased from 125 to 138bhp with the help of Weber carburation of the 2.6L DOHC straight-six Laganda engine.
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1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage (Le Mans 1952): Nigel Mann helped carry the Aston Martin flag once again, entering his DB2 at Le Mans in 1952, but didnt fair as well as his 10th place finish the year before. Partnered once again with friend Mort Morris-Goodall, their race ended in the 16th hour. Mann campaigned this car on the Tour de France Auto (twice) and the Mille Miglia, as well as national and club racing in England up into the 1953 season. The car was having a trouble free run up until Sunday morning lying in 20th position, when a bracket broke on the dynamo. After a hasty repair, the car was sent back out, but the rear axle packed it in in the 16th hour. One of two private Aston Martin entries, both DB2's lasted longer than the factory entered new DB3's.
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1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vanntage (Le Mans 1952): This DB2 was owned by Peter Clarke and raced by him from 1951-1954 in various European and British events. The highlights were the two runs as a private entry at Le Mans in 1951 & 1952. In 1951, paired with Jack Scott, the pair finished 13th overall and 7th in the 3.0L class. Pictured here in its 1952 Le Mans livery, Clarke along with Mike Keen finished 7th overall and 3rd in class behind the two Mercedes W194's which finished 1-2 overall. It was the only Aston running at the end of the race. In 1953 the car was a reserve entry but did not run. The 2.6L straight-six Laganda engine of the DB2 produced 125 bhp, which was increased in this car to 138 bhp by using four SU carbs .
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1952 Aston Martin DB3 ((Le Mans 1952): The Aston Martin team led by John Wyer scrambled to have the two DB3 spyders and coupe ready to race at Le Mans in 1952. It was not to be Aston's year at Le Mans as all three cars retired. The bad luck started at the Monaco Grand Prix sports car race; where all three cars broke conrods and one was badly damaged in an accident with just 11 days before Le Mans, The wrecked car was sent to Paris for body repairs, the coupe was hurriedly sent from the factory to Le Mans; while the other two cars had to have standard engines installed in hopes to last the 24 hours. Older DB2 2.6L race units were installed in the alloy bodied cars for the race. In practice, one spyder was written off and Wyer clandestinely replaced it with the partly unfinished car brought from Paris (this car.) Note the bob tail rear end compared to its sister cars streamlined tail. Driven by Pat Griffith and Dennis Poore, it retired in the 3rd hour with water pump failure and a badly overheated rear-end.
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1952 Aston Martin DB3 (Le Mans 1952): Peter Collins and Lance Macklin would drive this DB3 Spyder at Le Mans in 1952 as part of the John Wyer managed factory Aston Martin team. 1952 was not to be a good year for the factory team, with two of the three cars out by the 4th hour. Contesting in the under 3.0L category, the 2.6L car of Collins/Macklin seen here would move up from 39th position to 4th place shortly after have time of the race. They continued to hold onto 4th position and seemed to be headed for a potential podium finish when disaster struck. In the 21st hour, Macklin entered the pits with smoke pouring out of the rear axle. Collins was sent back out, but on the Mulsanne Straight the rear axle seized, their race over. Ten DB3's were built from 1951-53, with the first five being factory cars. This car DB3/5, would be raced at Sebring in 1953 and finished 2nd overall, first in class.
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1952 Aston Martin DB3 (Le Mans 1952): Aston Martin did not have a good year racing in 1952 and Le Mans that year was no exception. The team fared badly at the Monaco GP just before Le Mans and had to have three 2.6L engines sent air freight to France after terminal problems with the 2.9L units. The competition 2.6L DOHC six-cylinder engines were down on power, but deemed reliable for an endurance race. The team also had to have major repairs to one of the cars after a bad accident at Monaco. This car, the first DB3 built (DB3/1) was in the process of being converted to a coupe and had to be hastily assembled to make Le Mans. The beautiful coupe body featured an opening rear hatch window for ventilation.
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1952 Aston Martin DB3 (Le Mans 1952): Qualifying 23rd and driven by Aston martin factory drivers Reg Parnell and Eric Thompson, the Coupe would retire in the second hour after 23 laps due to final drive failure. All three team cars would succumb to the same rear end failure. After the race it was discovered a bad batch of final drive gears was to blame. First raced at the Tourist Trophy in 1951, this car was raced by Aston Martin in 1952 before being sold off to E.F. Greene when the DB3S was introduced. Greene drove the car with some success in national races in 1953. The 2.6L Aston Martin/Lagonda engine produced 140 bhp and had a top speed of 120 mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
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Aston Martin at Le Mans - 1952

1954 Aston Martin DB3S Coupe (Le Mans 1954): Aston Martin entered two coupe bodied cars built on spyder chassis, designed to give better top-end speed on the Mulsanne Straight. In the days before wind tunnels however, aerodynamics was hit and miss and the Aston's had a fatal flaw. At speed, the cars became light and lifted, which caused the car to become airborne at the hump in the road at Maison Blanche. Ian Stewart and Graham Whitehead shared the driving duties in this car. In the 7th hour, with Stewart driving, he lost control at that spot and crashed into a Talbot. Being thrown from the car, Stewart suffered relatively mild injuries of a fractured elbow and bruising. Converted to open cars after Le Mans, this car was raced at Sebring in 1956 with Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby taking 4th place overall and their class victory.
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1954 Aston Martin DB3S Coupe Le Mans 1954): For 1954, Aston Martin built two coupe bodied cars, believing that they would be more aerodynamic and therefore faster. The cars initial success at Silverstone gave hope to a good result at Le Mans. However, the cars proved to be unstable at top speed, with the rear-ends lifting at speed on the Mulsanne Straight. Prince B. Bira and Peter Collins drove this entry at Le Mans in 1954, with disaster striking in the 13th hour as the car had an accident after Bira went airborne at Maison Blanche, yards fro where the other Coupe had crashed. To add insult to injury, someone(s) stole the six Weber carbs off the two Aston Martin Coupes before it became light.
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1955 Aston Martin DB3S (Le Mans 1955): This car was driven by Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker at Le Mans in 1955, but failed to finish due to engine problems. Its sister car finished second, sandwiched between the Jaguars. The DB3Ss helped Aston Martin establish many international victories.A potent 2.9L car developing 240 hp, the DB3S set the stage for the great DBR1.
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1955 Aston Martin DB3S (Le Mans 1955): Driven by Aston Martin team newcomer Tony Brooks and amateur driver John Risely-Pritchard, the pair were driving the latest specification DB3S, which was now fitted with disc brakes and pumping out 220 hp from its 3.0L six-cylinder engine with single plug head. In the 16th hour at Le Mans, dynamo failure caused the battery to finally go flat and the car to retire after 83 laps. The car would go on to have success for the Aston Martin team in 1956, with Stirling Moss and Roy Salvadori finishing 2nd in separate events at Silverstone and Tony Brooks finishing 2nd in the Daily Herald Trophy at Oulton Park.
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1955 Aston Martin DB3S (Le Mans 1955): Peter Collins and Paul Frere were paired together for the drive this DB3S at Le Mans in 1955. New cars had been built and developed over the winter by Aston Martin and featured an improved 3.0L, twin-plug, six-cylinder engine, disc brakes and a limited slip differential. This car was upgraded to the new specifications and could now produce 225 bhp and the pair were serious contenders in the 3.0L class. Staring out in mid-field, they had moved up to 3rd place following the withdrawal of Mercedes and demise of two Jaguars. They pressured the Maserati 300S of Luigi Musso to overcook itself in the 19th hour and assumed 2nd place for the remainder of the race, finishing 1st in class. It was the best finish at Le Mans for Aston Martin up to that time. It was upgraded again in 1956 with new bodywork and sold to Graham Whitehead. He, along with half-brother Peter finished 2nd with the car at Le Mans in 1958!
1955 Aston Martin DB3S (Le Mans 1958): Graham and Peter Whitehead drove the old factory DB3S at Le Mans in 1958 as a private entry. The factory team consisted of two new DBR1/300, but despite a encouraging win at the Nurburgring just before Le Mans, neither car could make the distance. The Whiteheads ran a consistent race, bringing their DB3S home in second place behind the winning Ferrari. The Whiteheads would have great success with this car racing it over two seasons, mostly in the UK. It was this car, then running as a factory entry that carried Peter Collins and Paul Frere to a second place finish at Le Mans in 1955. Peter Whitehead who won Le Mans for Jaguar in 1951, was tragically killed while he and his half-brother contested the 1958 Tour de France in their Jaguar 3.4.
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1956 Aston Martin DB3S (Le Mans 1956): Stirling Moss and Peter Collins drove this car at Le Mans in 1956, finishing second overall and first in class behind the winning Jaguar D-Type. They were in contention early in the race, easily pacing the larger engined Jaguar's in the rain; holding the lead for about seven hours. However, a loss of second gear significantly impacted lap times as they were now much slower in the tight corners. By 1956, Aston was was pulling 240 bhp out of its 3.0L six-cylinder engine, which could do 145mph on the Mulsanne Straight.. This is Chassis #9 of the 10 DB3S works team cars built from 1953-1956.
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1956 Aston Martin DB3S (Le Mans 1956): The Aston Martin team at Le Mans in 1956 under the management of John Wyer, consisted of three cars total. A prototype DBR1 and two new DB3S cars, both 3.0L straight-six DB engined. The DB3S had been redesigned for 1956, giving the front end a smoother look with faired in headlamps. Stirling Moss and Peter Collins were paired in one car, which eventually finished second in the race and Peter Walker and Roy Salvadori were paired in this car. Both DB3S ran well and were running near the front early on, able to keep pace with the Jaguars in the rain. The Walker/Salvadori car had a lengthy stop due to a faulty starter motor and dropped back to eigth position. Exiting the Dunlop Bridge early Sunday morning in heavy rain, Walker crashed, hitting a wall and fortunately escaping without serious injury.
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1957 Aston Martin DBR1: Following a rule change in 1956, sportscars no longer had to be road legal, or based on road legal cars. This gave Aston the ability to create a new car evolved from the DB3S, but with a lower profile and smoother lines. Initially, the DBR1 used a 2.5L in-line six-cylinder engine for Le Mans in 1956, but was expanded as regulations changed to 3.0l and producing 250 hp. One of three Aston Martin team cars in 1957-59, this car (Chassis DBR1/2) was the most successful with six major victories, among them Spa and Nurburgring; and as seen here, at Goodwood for the RAC Tourist Trophy win in 1958 with Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss. The next season in 1959, this car would win Le Mans in 1959 for Aston Martin, along with the World Sports Car Championship.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR4 (British GP, 1959): Aston Martin intended to capitalize on its sports car racing success in Formula One, launching the DBR4 in the 1959 season. The team made its debut at the Dutch GP, with cars for both Roy Salvadori and Carrol Shelby as drivers. The DBR4 was built on the DB3S sportscar chassis, and used that car's 2.4L straight-six engine. Unfortunately, the long time it took to develop the car meant that by the time it was ready, it was way behind the other cars on the F1 grid. The Aston team only entered four F1 races in 1959, the best finish for what is perhaps the most beautiful F1 car of the era, was a 6th place finish by Salvadori at the British GP.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (LE MANS WINNER 1959): Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori drove to victory at Le Mans in 1959, a year that would see Aston Martin win the World Sports Car Championship at the final round at Goodwood. Another DBR1/300 took 2nd place at Le Mans that year, making the 1-2 sweep a dominant performance by Aston Martin.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1959): Finishing second to the winning DBR1 at Le Mans in 1959, Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frere were less than a lap down to the leaders at the finish. The Aston with its strong 3.0L six-cylinder DOHC engine, outlasted the faster Ferrari 250 TR59, which lead most of the race. The finish at Le Mans as well as wins at Nurburgring and Tourist Trophy ave Aston the '59 World Sportscar Championship.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le MANS 1959): The team of Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman comprised the third David Brown factory entry at Le Mans in 1959. Their car had a slightly more pwerful engine (255 bhp) and Moss was instructed to set a fast pace in an attempt to break the Ferrari's. He was away first at the start and led the first lap and was in second place before a broken valve dropped the pair out of the race.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1960): Jim Clark and Roy Salvadori finished 3rd at Le Mans in 1960 in the Border Reivers Team DBR1. These cars were initially fitted with a smaller 2.6L (2580 cc) Lagonda Straight-6 engine derived from the Aston Martin DB2 production car, even though the DBR1's predecessor, the DB3S, was at the time racing with a larger 2.9L (2922 cc) engine. Later DBR1s would feature the DBB-spec 2.9L DOHC 6 Cyl, rated at 195 hp.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1959): Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman fresh off their Nurburgring 1000 km win a couple weeks prior, were given a slightly more powerful engine (255 bhp) than the other factory entries at Le Mans; with the directive to go out and drive as fast as possible in an attempt to break the Ferrari's. Moss was the first out at the start and led the first hour. They kept up a rapid pace and were in either 2nd or 3rd spot after a couple of pit stops to check oil pressure. They kept applying pressure to the lead Ferrari's until their engine expired in the 6th hour. By that time, they had successfully worn down the opposition.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (LE MANS WINNER 1959): Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby, each driving their first Le Mans, took over from where the Moss/Fairman car left off. In 1st or 2nd after the 7th hour after the Ferrari's started dropping out, they lost ground when a severe rear axle vibration ultimately traced to a thrown tire tread, caused a long pit stop. Making up ground, they took the lead after the last Ferrari exited, with five hours left in the race. They held onto the lead despite their engine beginning to use large amounts of oil. The win at Le Mans along with Nurburgring and the Tourist Trophy gave Aston Martin the World Sportscar Championship.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1959): Veteran drivers Maurice Trintignant and Paul Frere took over 2nd place in the 24 hour race in the 20th hour and finished a lap down to their sister car. It was a triumphant Le Mans for Aston Martin. Unfortunately, Ted Cutting who had designed most of the DBR1 was not able to be at Le Mans for the finish. He had been dispatched to Italy to see Maserati about supplying gearboxes for Aston's F1 car. A beautiful race car, the DBR1/300 had a more rounded body than its predecessor, with a revised tail to improve airflow. This included partial fenders covering the front and rear wheels. 1959 was to become the pinnacle for Aston Martin in motorsports David Brown ended the competition programs (at least temporarily) and left the racing of the marque to private entrants.
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Aston Martin Teams DBR1/300 at Le Mans 1960 1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (LE MANS WINNER - 1959): The DBR1 made its debut in 1956, with 1957 being the first season Aston contested for the championship with the new car. After the 1959 season, the company focused on F1 and the cars were sold to private entrants and raced with limited results up until the end of the 1962 season. The Le Mans winning car is Chassis #DBR1/2.
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1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1959): This is not a faithful replica of the '59 Le Mans car, but is in earlier World Championship configuration(DBR2). The nose is wrong and the Le Mans cars had a clear tonneau among other modifications. However, without the rear spats, the lines on this car are fantastic and in my mind, are a close rival of the Jaguar D-type.
1959 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1959): Aston purists will cringe at the color of green metallic on this car. For the 50th Anniversary of the Le Mans win, this is a limited production model and is 48 of 300 made for Shelby Automotive. It is for sale, inquire at

1957 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1960): In 1963 when this car (Ch.#2) was finally retired from active racing, it had covered many miles racing and had scored important wins for Aston Martin at Le Mans and the Tourist Trophy. In the hands of its subsequent owners, it placed well collecting a number of podium finishes right up to the end of its career. Aston Martin began campaigning the car in 1957 and was often in the hands of Tony Brooks. The car took wins at both Spa and the Nürburgring, an accident putting it out of the Le Mans race. In 1958, it failed to finish at Sebring and Le Mans, but Stirling Moss and Brooks won the RAC Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. Carroll Shelby, Jack Fairman and Moss took it to victory again on the TT in 1959, but its crowning achievement was the win in 1959 at Le Mans driven by Shelby and Roy Salvadori.
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1957 Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Le Mans 1960): Aston Martin sold the car to Major Ian Bailie in 1960, who with Jack Fairman drove the car to 9th place at Le Mans in 1960. Bailie campaigned the car through 1962, taking second place in a number of national races in 1961 & 1962. The car was sold to David Ham who drove it in club events in the UK in 1963. Quite a history!
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1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype (Le Mans 1959): Before Aston Martin introduced the DB4 in 1959, under John Wyer's direction, the factory prepared a lightweight aluminum alloy bodied race car based on the DB4GT . Known by its project number, DP199, this was the one and only racing prototype of the DB4 produced. Its first competition outing was the April test at Le Mans in 1959, followed by the GT race at the International Trophy races at Silverstone. Stirling Moss set pole for the race, producing a new lap record on his way to victory in that race. Le Mans was up next and Swiss Aston distributor Hubert Patthey drove with fellow Swiss Renaud Calderari under the Ecurie Trois Chevrons banner. Using the same 3.0L six-cylinder engine in the DBR3/1 as a basis, the car had an experimental twin-plug head with three Weber carbs, producing a detuned 238 bhp for endurance events.
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1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype (Le Mans 1959): While Aston Martin DBR1-300's finished 1-2 at Le Mans in 1959, the DB4 only made 21 laps before succumbing to engine failure on the 21st lap. Aston Martin sold the car in 1961 to a team member and cousin of the Queen as a reward for his loyalty and support over the years. He kept the car till 1965 when it was sold to Mike Salmon, noted Aston racer, who kept it until 1971. It passed through a number of hands (including Rowland Atkinson) since, subsequently restored to its 1959 Le Mans glory and sold at auction in 2017 for $6.8 million USD.
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato: Jim Clark drove this car to victory at the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1961. The GTZ was created by sending a DB4GT chassis to the Zagato factory in Milan to be clothed in the most beautiful lightweight bodies ever designed. Given an even more powerful 3670 cc engine than the standard GT, it produced 314bhp, with impressive performance with a top speed of 153mph.
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato: Lex Davison and Bib Stillwell raced this car at Le Mans in 1961. It and the other team car of John Ogier's Essex Racing Stable retired due to blown head gaskets. Roy Salvadori and Jim Clark both drove this car in competition during the cars brief career. 2 VEV was seriously damaged in 1962 during a crash at Spa
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato: Jack Fairman and Bernard Consten drove the second Essex Racing Stables entry at Le Mans in 1961. Faulty head gaskets ruined the chances of either of the DB4 GT Zagato (or GTZ) cars from taking the GT 4.0 class, this car only completing 22 laps.
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1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato: Mike Salmon and Ian Baillie entered Salmon's Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato at Le Mans in 1962. The car was towed to Le Mans on a trailer behind Salmon's Jaguar MkVII saloon. Despite being placed as high as 11th, the car expired with a blown piston in its 3.7L six-cylinder engine in the 14th hour after 124 laps. This was the first DB$ GT Zagato built and was the car shown at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1960 when the cars were first introduced. It was first owned by Rob Walker, who entered a DB4 GT Zagato in its first race at Goodwood in 1961, with Stirling Moss driving. He finished in 3rd position. After Le Mans, Salmon raced the car into the 1964 season. It is still campaigned in vintage racing today.
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1963 Aston Martin DP214 LM: At Le Mans in 1963, Bruce McLaren and Innes Ireland were paired in this DP214 (0195). They qualified 8th and Ireland was recorded at 186.4mph on the Mulsanne straight. Aston convinced the organizers to accept the cars in the GT class as continuation models of the DB4. They used the same 3.7L six-cyl. engine. From the start they outpaced the Ferrari GT0's and lead their class by some distance, being as high as 6th overall. In the 6th hour after 59 laps, the engine blew on the Mulsanne Straight. Aston had not had the time apparently to fit forged pistons in their cars, the other DP214 suffering a similar fate. 1963 was the final Le Mans with John Wyer leading their racing team. Aston would run the DP214 in GT races with some success. It was sold to John Dawnay and unfortunately written off at the Nurburgring in 1964.
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1963 Aston Martin DP214 LM: The DP214 is my favorite variation of the Zagato bodied Astons from that era. This one (0194) had a successful racing career and ran at Le Mans twice. In 1963, it was driven by Bill Kimberley and Jo Schlesser. They retired in the 11th hour while in 3rd place overall and leading the GT class, due to the same piston/engine problem suffered by its sister car. After being run by Aston in GT races and winning at Paris, the car was sold to Dawnay Racing and run at Daytona and Le Mans among other GT races in 1964. At Le Mans, it was driven by Mike Salmon and Peter Sutcliffe. They were disqualified for having to add oil too early on in the race. Of the two DP214's, this car survives today.
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1963 Aston Martin DP215: Using a DB4GT chassis, the DP215 was stylistically similar to the DP214, but had the advantage of not only being slightly lighter, but also using the larger 4.0L inline-6-cylinder engine even though the car was designed for a 5.0L V8 engine. Aston Martin entered the lone DP215 alongside the two DP214’s at Le Mans in 1963, with drivers Phil Hill and Lucien Bianchi. While being as high a 5th place, the transmission packed it in in the third hour, the torque of the engine too great for the older gearbox. The car still remains the fastest front end Aston Martin ever made, with Phil Hill setting a timed top-speed of 198.6 mph in practice.
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1977 Aston Martin AMV8 (RHAM/001) (Le Mans 1977): After Robin Hamilton completed his apprenticeship at Rolls Royce, he set up his own shop specializing in Aston Martin. As his experience with Aston Martin and more particularly the ability to tune and enhance performance grew, thoughts turned to racing. In 1974 he raced a DBS V8 with the thought of racing one at Le Mans. Over the next three years the cars was developed with support from Aston and John Wyer acting as a consultant, in 1977 they took the car to Le Mans. With Robin Hamilton, David Prece and Mike Salmon driving, they qualified 56th. The heavily modified 5.3L V8 produced 520 bhp and had a top speed on the Mulsanne straight of 188 mph. Problems with cracked brake discs, a split diff oil tank and broken gear lever cost them three hours in the pits. They ended up finishing 17th overall and 3rd in the GTP class. Ironically they had successfully petitioned to move from Group 5 to GTP because they feared stiffer competition in that class. Had they stayed in the class, they would have finished 2nd in that class.
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1979 Aston Martin AMV8 (RHAM/001) (Le Mans 1979): After their Le Mans experience in 1977 with lessons learned, the Robin Hamilton team further modified the DBS V8 based car, most notably adding two turbo chargers to the 5.3L V8. This now pushed the horsepower rating to 800 and with aerodynamic improvements made after wind tunnel testing at Aston Martin, it was easily capable of 200 mph on the Mulsanne Straight. Its biggest draw back was the fact that it was still heavy even though it weighed in 350 lbs. lighter than in 1977 trim. Entered at Le Mans in 1978, it was withdrawn due to too high of fuel consumption. Further testing including a drive from Derek Bell at the Silverstone 6-Hour in 1979, resulted in reducing horsepower to 650 bhp, fitting larger brakes and moving the radiators back to the front. The same trio that drove in 1977, Hamilton, Preece and Salmon drove in 1979. Their race ended after 21 laps due to a broken connecting rod. Hamilton moved on to his Nimrod Group C cars.
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1979 Aston Martin AMV8 (RHAM/001): After its last run at Le Mans in 1979, the car was raced once more in 1980 at the Silverstone 6-Hours, with Robin Hamilton and Derek Bell driving. It retired early due to hub failure. Perhaps its most dubious honor and claim to fame is that in October 1980, the car was used to set a new World Land Speed Record for towing a caravan! Robin Hamilton towed a caravan in the wet to an average speed of 124.91 mph, having seen 152 mph on the speedometer exiting the timed quarter mile. Let's go camping!
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1982 Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2: Nimrod Racing Automobiles was a partnership between Robin Hamilton and chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, Victor Gauntlett. The project was intended to build sports prototypes for the World Sportscar Championship and IMSA GT Championship using Aston engines. Eric Broadley of Lola designed the chassis powered by a 5.3L V8. Tiff Needell, Bob Evans and Geoff Lees were put out of the race by an accident, the sister car finishing 7th in Group C.
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1982 Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2: Ray Mallock, Simon Phillips and Mike Salmon drove the Viscount Downe - Pace Petroleum Racing entry at Le Mans in 1982. They finished 7th overall and 4th in class. The success theteam would have in the 1982 season helped Nimrod and Aston Martin take third place in the World Endurance Championship for Manufacturers. The Viscount Downe team was run by Richard Dawmey, son on the Viscount Downe, who was president of the Aston Martin Owners Club at the time.
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1983 Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2B: Viscount Down Racing ran one of the five NRA/C2's built. At Le Mans in 1983 Mike Salmon, Ray Mallock and Steve Earle drove for VDR, but failed to finish due to engine failure in the 18th hour. Ray Mallock had redesigned the body work for the car, making it more aerodynamic and ascetically pleasing, hence the "B" designation. The car raced at Le Mans again in 1984 where it crashed in the 7th hour.
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1983 EMKA C2 Aston Martin: EMKA Racing took over Aston Martin's Group C efforts in the World Endurance Championship in 1983 & 1984. Piloting this entry at Le Mans in 1983 were drivers Tiff Needell, car owner Steve O'Rourke and Nick Faure, finishing 17th. Their sister car (Nimrod) did not fininsh due to engine problems. Overall the Aston V8 powered cars were not successful, but earned Aston 3rd in the Makes Championship.
Model by BIZARRE 1/43

1989 Aston Martin AMR1: Aston Martin and Ecurie Ecosse partnered together under the name Protech to campaign in Group 6 prototype racing, build 5 chassis powered by 5.3L AM V8 engines which were subsequently enlarged to 6.0L and produced 600 hp. Brian Redman, Michael Roe and Costas Los drove Chassis#AMR1 02 to 11th place at Le Mans in 1989. The car was uncompetitive and by the end of the season, Protech was gone.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1989 Aston Martin AMR1: The second Ecurie Ecosse entry at Le Mans in 1989 was driven by David Leslie, Ray Mallock and David Spears. They exited the race in the 10th hour due to faulty electronics. After Le Mans, this car (Chassis #03) was only used for practice in select rounds of the World Prototype Championship in 1989.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2005 Aston Martin DBR9: Aston Martin Racing/Prodrive team at Le Mans in 2006 had Stephane Sarrazin, Pedro Lamy and Stephane Ortelli driving. They finished 10th overall and 5th in class behind three other DBR9's, a Corvette and Saleen. This car (Chassis #2), has been raced extensively at Sebring, Spa, Le Mans, American Le Mans series and continued racing up until 2011 in the FIA GT Championship.Stephane Ortelli.
Model by IXO 1/43
2005 Aston Martin DBR9: Based on the Aston Martin DB9 road car, the DBR9 retains the chassis, and the cylinder block and heads of the road car's 6.0L - V12 engine, producing 600 bhp. All the body panels are constructed from carbon fibre composite (except the roof) to minimize the weight of the car. This car (Chassis #1) was driven to 1st place in the GT1 class at Sebring in 1995, by David Brabham, D Turner and S Ortelli.
Model by IXO 1/43

2006 Aston Martin DBR9: Antonio Garcia & Richard Lyons drove this Team Modena car (Chassis # 101) to a 2nd in GT1 class, 9th OA at the 1000 km of Spa. The name DBR9 is derived from the original 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning DBR1 car, named for then-owner David Brown, which not only won the 24 Hour race in 1959 but also the World Sportscar title.
Model by IXO 1/43
2006 Aston Martin DBR9: Placing 4th in the GT1 class and 11th overall at the 1000 Km of Spa in 2006, were Peter Hardman, Christian Vann & Jamie Campbell-Walker in the second Team Modena car (Chassis #4). Up until 2008, the Aston Martin DBR9 was run by three factory teams and also sold to customers for private use in various racing series, such as the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, FIA GT Championship, and FFSA GT Championship.
Model by IXO 1/43
2006 Aston Martin DBR9: Le Mans 2008, a 16th place finish and 4th in GT1 class, driven by Karl Wendlinger, Andrea Piccini, Heinz Harald Frentzen in 007 (Chassis #7). The other team car won the GT1 class at Le Mans in 2008, making the second consecutive year Aston Martin has won its class at the Sarthe circuit. For Gulf Oil it marked the 40th anniversary of their Le Mans win by a Gulf sponsored GT40.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2006 Aston Martin DBR9: Race Alliance campaigned this DBR9 in the 2006 FIA GT Championship. Driven by Karl Wendlinger and Phillip Peter, the 6.0L V12 racer placed 2nd at the Dijon Supercar 500. It had several wins over the next three seasons with Wendlinger at the wheel along with various co-pilots. The car was haevily campaigned in the FIA GT Championship Prodrive division, including entries at both the Spa and Le Mans 24 hour races.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

2009 Aston Martin DBR1-2: A 4th place finish at Le Mans in 2009, for Jan Charouz, Tomas Enge and Stefan Mücke in what is also known as the Lola Aston Martin B09/60. Aston Martin's internal name for the car, DBR1-2, refers to the specific DBR1 chassis which won six races in 1959 en route to clinching the World Sportscar Championship as well as that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. It uses the same racing prepared 6.0 L V12 engine from the Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 car. Competing in the Le Mans series, this car took first place overall.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2010 Lola-Aston Martin B09/60: Vanina Ickx, Maxime Martin and Bas Leinders took the Kronos Racing entry to 7th place overall and 7th in class at Le Mans in 2011. Ickx is the daughter of Le Mans great Jackie Ickx and has developed her father's driving talent. She co-drove this car in part of the 2010 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup for Kronos. This car is also known as the Aston Martin DBR1-2. With the lack of success with the AMR-One, Aston Martin reverted back to using the DBR1-2 in the later rounds of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and the American Le Mans series in 2011.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2011 Aston Martin DBR9S: The 24 Hours of Spa was part of the Blancpain Endurance Race series in 2011. It was the 67th runniung of this great event. Ecurie Ecosse entered this Aston in the team's return to racing after 25 years. Alasdair McCaig, Andrew Smith, Joe Twyman and Oliver Bryant drove the 6.0L V12 GT-3 Pro-Am class entry to 20th overall position, 9th in class. The evergreen DBR9S continues to be the only Aston Martin racing cars competing in international motorsports as of 2012, AMR having dropped their LMP1 racing projects.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2: Aston Martin introduced the Vantage GT2 in 2008 to customers, which gave AM a car that could compete in all four major classes of GT racing. Based on the Vantage aluminum street chassis, it featured carbon fiber panels and a modified 4.5L V8 producing 450 bhp, from the standard 4.3L version. Ten GT2's were built until AM introduced the GTE version is 2012, with two cars being upgraded to GTE specification in 2011. Aston Martin Racing partnered with Gulf AMR Middle East Racing (GAMRME) to run this car (#GT2/009) in 2011 in the GTE Am class at Le Mans series races. GAMRME partners Roald Goethe and Michael Wainwright were joined at Le Mans in 2011 by Fabien Giroix. Gridded 50th, the car was running as high as 1st in class when at 3:30 Sunday morning, Wainwright lost control in the Porsche Curves, spun off heavily damaging the car and himself in the process ending their race. In 2012, GAMRME moved to a Lola B12/80, but AMR continued to campaign this car through 2015.
Model by SPARK 1/43

2011 Aston Martin AMR-One : The AMR-One is the successor to the Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2. This is one of three Le Mans Prototype sports car built by Prodrive for use by Aston Martin Racing. Driven by Stefan Mücke, Darren Turner and Christian Klien at Le Mans in 2011, the Gulf sponsored entry was withdrawn due to engine problems after 4 laps. The AMR-One was powered by a new 2.0L , turbo charged straigh-six in keeping with new Le Mans regulations. It suffered from insufficient testing. AMR abandoned the project in early 2012 with the Deltawing and Pescarolo 03 projects using the AMR-One chassis.
Model by PRODRIVE 1/43
2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE: Stefan Mücke, Adrian Fernández and Darren Turner drove this Aston Martin Racing entry at Le Mans in 2012. They finished 19th overall and 3rd in the LMGTE-Pro class. Powered by a 600 bhp, 4.3L V8 engine, the Vantage GTE is Aston Martin Racing's top of the range of purpose built race cars. Besides Le Mans, this car (Chassis GTE-001) was raced at Sebring, Spa, Silverstone and Fuji during the 2012 season. It was a successful return to GT racing for Aston, taking 7 podiums, 3 poles, 1 win, 2nd in World Endurance Championship.
Model by IXO 1/43
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE: One of five Vantage GTE cars campaigned by Aston Martin Racing at Le Mans in 2013, to contest the LMGTE Pro category. This was the highest placed Aston, finishing in 18th place overall and 3rd in class, driven by Peter Dumbeck, Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner. Mucke and Turner drove the car in the rounds of the FIA Endurance Championship. The Vantage GTE was redesigned in 2012 from the former GT2 car. Modular construction allows the 4.5L V8 engine to be pulled straight out of the car, allowing engine changes to be completed in less than an hour without any effect on suspension settings. This car is Chassis #GTE-002.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE: Paul Lana, Pedro Lamy and Christoffer Nygaard drove this Aston Martin Racing entry in the LMGTE Am class at Le Mans in 2014. Lamy put the car into the class lead by out driving the Porsche's in the rain. The car held the class lead for 86 consecutive laps until the power steering system failed around midnight. Despite a lengthy stop for repairs, the team finished the race 26th overall and 7th in class. The Aston Martin Vantage GTE is powered by a 4.5L V8 producing over 450bhp. Aston Martin Racing won the FIA Endurance GTE Am Trophy in 2014 with seven class wins. fOUR YEARS LATER, Aston Martin continues its focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship with the all new Vantage GTE..
Model by SPARK 1/43

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE (Le Mans 2017/b>: Beechdean AMR entered this Aston Martin at Le Mans in 2017, with Andrew Howard, Ross Gunn and Oliver Bryant driving in the LMGTE Am class. They qualified 53rd and finished the race in 30th position, 4th in class behind three Ferrari 488's. Started by Beechdean Dairy founder Howard in 2001, they have focused on GT3 and GT4 racing with Aston Martins since 2009. The team has been successful winning British GT Drivers and Team Championships in 2013 and 2015 and shifted their focus to European Le Mans Series races in 2016. In partnership with Aston Martin, Howard drove a AMR entered car at Le Mans in the GTE Am class in 2016 and finished 36th. He was the 2016 European Le Mans Series champion. Beechdean continues to be active in the British GT Championship and Le Mans Cup. Its interesting to note that Beechdean briefly partnered with Nigel Mansell for his ill-fated run at Le Mans with his two sons in 2010.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE (Le Mans 2017): This is the class winning Aston Martin driven by Brits Darren Turner and Jonathan Adam, along with Brazilian Daniel Serra at Le Mans in 2017. They won the GTE Pro class, finishing 17th overall in the 24 hour race. Hotly contesting the class with the leading Corvette, with two hours left in the race the Corvette went off track; allowing the Aston Martin to pass and hold onto the lead ahead of the prior year's class winning Ford GT. An old warrior, by the time of Le Mans in 2017, this chassis (#GTE-005) had been contested in four previous Le Mans races by Aston Martin; along with other distance races going back to 2013. The car was retired at the end of the 2017 season.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2019 Aston Martin Vantage GTE (Le Mans 2019): The Darren Turner, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen driven Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE was qualified on pole for the LMGTE Pro class at Le Mans in 2019. However, the stewards decided that the Aston had an unfair advantage over other class competitors and to reduce its performance, decreed that the allowable turbo boost of the 4.0L V8 during the race would be reduced; along with its fuel capacity. The performance of the Vantage suffered and the predictable result was that the car immediately lost eight positions at the start and struggled along mid-field in its class. This AMR Vantage is Chassis # 15A-002-2 from the 2018 season, which the same trio drove to 23rd overall and 3rd in class at Le Mans that year. Unfortunately, their fortunes at Le Mans in 2019 got worse as Sorensen spun the Aston at Indianapolis on lap 132, across the gravel trap and hard into the tire barrier. Significant rear end damage ensued and their race was over after only a little over nine hours had gone in the race.
Model by SPARK 1/43

2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR (Le Mans 2020 - Class Win): Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the usual June race dates were moved back to September, which provided the racers with the challenges of wetter, cooler weather, and long periods of darkness under race conditions. Aston Martin entered two cars in the GTE Pro class, with Alex Lynn, Maxime Martin & Harry Ticknell driving this car (#97). Practice and qualifying times indicated that there would be a tough battle between Aston, Ferrari, and Porsche for the class win if they could keep their cars together. Lynn qualified this Vantage 31st on the grid and 4th in class.
Model by SPARK 1/43
2020 Aston Martin Vantage AMR (Le Mans 2020 - Class Win): Long caution periods during the race kept the GTE Pro cars bunched up and after Porsche suffered long delays in the pits, it was a see-saw battle between the Aston Martins and the Ferraris. Pit stop strategy for tires and fuel provided this Aston Martin with just enough edge to beat the AF Corse Ferrari to the class win by 1 minute and 33 seconds, finishin 20th overall. The LMGTE Pro class win at Le Mans was Astons first since 2017 and it also gave Aston Martin the GTE Championship in 2020.
Model by SPARK 1/43

Aston Martin Production Cars:

1951 Aston Martin D2 DHC : The DB2 was produced from 1950-53 and was powered by a 2.6L DOHC straight-six engine, which with Vantage performance upgrades, produced 125 hp. A total of 102 drop head coupes were made. The DB2 had racing success in its hardtop form, placing 1-2 in the 3-liter class at Le Mans in 1950.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1954 Aston Martin DB3S: Produced by Aston from 1953-1955, the DB3S was built primarily as a sports racing car. A total of twenty of the 31 cars (3.0L straight-six) produced were customer cars. Of the production run, five cars were made as aluminum bodied fixed head coupes covering the tubular space frame chassis.
Model by GAMA/PINKO 1/43
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Notchback Coupe: At the London Motor Show in 1955, Aston Martin updated their 2+2 known as the DB2/4 into the Mark II. Only 34 'notchback' coupes were built and this car (Chassis AM300/1241) was delivered in November, 1956 to its original owner, Essex-based Ashtons Development Company. The car was special-ordered with non-polished aluminium castings, a wooden steering wheel and the striking two-tone colour combination of Ice Blue with a Peacock Blue hardtop and blue-grey interior. Both factory options and paint-colour combination are still present on the car. A total of 199 DB2/4 Mk II's were built, with the factory coachbuilt Notchbacks being the most desirable.
Model by MATRIX 1/43
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII: The DB2/4 MkIII (also known as DB MkIII) was produced between 1957 and 1959 in both drop head and hatchback coupes. Powered by a derivative of the 2.9L straight-six Lagonda engine designed by W.O. Bentley, the DB MkIII came with engine options which could produce between 162 and 195 hp and a top speed of 130 mph. An evolution from the DB2/4, the DB MkIII featured a front grille which became the shape of all future Aston Martin models, as well as disc brakes and the hatchback with fold down rear seats. Designed for continental touring in a beautiful package that was almost guaranteed to make the owner look a dashing figure; the DB MkIII was the car driven by James Bond in the novel Goldfinger, which further bolstered that image. A total of 462 hatchback coupes were built.
Model by OXFORD 1/43

1960 Aston Martin DB4: The 3.7 L dual overhead cam straight-6 engine of the DB4 produced 240 bhp and was externally visually related to the 2.9 L unit found in the DB3. It was however, a new engine design and could take the DB4 to a top speed of 140 MPH. The lightweight superleggera (tube-frame) body was designed by Touring and its Continental looks caused a sensation on its unveiling at the 1958 London Motor Show.
Model by VITESSE 1/43
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GTZ: Here in proper Aston Green, the DB4 GTZ (Zagato) coupe, was one of the best of David Brown's creations and one of the most beautiful coupes ever made. Desiged with racing in mind primarily, initially the factory had plans to produce 25 cars, but demand was not as strong as expected and production ceased at the 20th unit, making this the rarest of Aston production cars.
Model by ROAD SIGNATURE 1/18
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GTZ: The Zagato was created by sending a DB4GT chassis to the Zagato factory in Milan to be clothed in the most beautiful lightweight bodies ever designed. Given an even more powerful 3670 cc engine than the standard GT by using a higher ratio. This was able to produce a quoted 314bhp, with impressive performance with a top speed of 153mph.
Model by ROAD SIGNATURE 1/18
1961 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato Barchetta: Forty years after the DB4 GTZ (Zagato), a DB4 chassis was shortened and Zagato built a pretty barchetta body for it, giving a look at what could have been had Zagato bodied DB4 production been continued. Powered by an aluminum 4.2L six-cylinder producing 350 bhp, this car is capable of 160 mph.
Model by JOLLY MODEL 1/43

1963 Aston Martin DB5: The use of the DB5 in the James Bond movie Goldfinger, solidly place the DB5 as one of the most desirable cars in the world. Produced between 1963 and 1965, the DB5 was powered by a 4.0L six-clyinder engine, which could push the car to a maximum speed of 145 mph, with or without spy gear. One of the most iconic sports cars ever built.
Model by VITESSE 1/43
1964 Aston Martin DB5: Great lines, powered by a 4.0L, six-cylinder DOHC engine and three SU carburettors, producing 282 bhp, coupled with a with a new five-speed transmission, made the DB5 the ultimate British high performance sports car. The DB5 helped solidify Aston Martin's reputation as a premier luxury car maker.
1964 Aston Martin DB5: The DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognised James Bond car. It has been featured in several films, most notably Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale. Standard equipment on the DB5 included reclining seats, pile carpets, electric windows and a fire extinguisher. Machine guns, bullet shields, ejector seats and other spy gadgets were extra.
Model by CORGI 1/43
1965 Aston Martin DB5 Harold Radford Shooting Brake: David Brown was not satisfied that he could not haul his polo or hunting gear and dogs in his DB5. Besides, the dogs were said to be eating the upholstery! He turned to his engineers at Aston Martin and asked them to come up with a solution. The answer was this lovely shooting break, which had 40 cu. ft. or cargo space. Plenty of room to haul me Lords polo and hunting gear, plus dogs when the rear seats were folded down. Aston Martin was too busy with DB5 production, so they engaged Harold Radfords to build the body work. The entire car had to be rebuilt from the windscreen back. Brown claimed that the Shooting Break would do 150 mph from its standard DB5 4.0L straight-six engine. They were considered Aston production models, but only 12 were built due to the greatly increased cost. Expensive dog hauler!
Model by MATRIX 1/43

1999 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage: Luxury in a fast wrapper. The V12 Vantage with its 6.0 litre, all-alloy engine, delivers 420 bhp, and Aston Martin claims it has a top speed of 186 mph. The car was engineered at Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). The first V-12 Aston Martin produced, in 2002, a new variant was launched, named V12 GT with styling cues taken from the Jaguar XK8, its V12 engine produced 435 bhp and an exciting way to get groceries.
Model by AUTOART 1/43
1980 Aston Martin AM V8 Coupe: From 1972, Aston's flagship model was the DBS V8, until 1972 when it became just the Aston Martin V8. From 1973 to 1989, there would be five series of the AM V8, this car being a Series 4 "Oscar India" specification car. Series 4 cars were built from 1978-85 and 352 units were built. Powered by a 5.3L V8 producing 310hp, the Series 4 cars were capable of 150 mph.
Model by PREMIUM X 1/43
1986 Aston Martin Vantage Volante: The Aston Martin V8 Vantage first appeared in 1977, powered by Aston's 5.3L V8, which produced 390 bhp and made the car capable of 170mph. It was Britain's first supercar and at the time, it was faseter than a Ferrari Daytona and just about anything else. In 1986, the Volante convertible was introduced and production on both the coupe and convertibles continued until 1989. With only 192 built, the convertible is the rarest of the two. Rarer still are the 26 convertibles built to match the Volante ordered by HRH Charles, Prince of Wales without front spolier or side skirts. Know as the Prince of Wales model, this car which was owned by Victor Gauntlett, Aston Martin Lagonda chairman is one of those rare cars. This car was also used in the opening scenes of the James Bond film, The Living Daylights.
1989 Aston Martin Virage: Produced between 1989-94, the Virage was the first new Aston in 20 years. Featuring a powerful 5.3L V8, producing 330 hp, it was intended as the company's top model. While the DB7 V12 ultimately had better performance, the Virage remained the exclusive, expensive, and hand-built king of Astons. It was replaced in 2000 with the Vanquish.
Model by UNKNOWN 1/40

2003 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Volante: The Aston Martin DB7 is a grand tourer which was produced by Aston Martin from 1994 to 2004.  The convertible Volante was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in 1996, with a supercharged straight-six engine that has a power output 335 hp. In 1999, the more powerful DB7 V12 Vantage was introduced with its 5.9L, V12 engine and 420 HP, with a six-speed manual optional. Aston Martin claimed the car had a top speed of 186 MPH, but US specification cars were regulated to 155 MPH. Visual six-cyl. DB7 are different wing mirrors and large fog lamps under the headlamps along Vantage badging.
Model by IXO 1/43
2003 Aston Martin DB7 V12 Vantage Volante:
Model by VITESSE 1/43
2002 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato: The Aston Martin DB7 Zagato is a limited-edition grand tourer bodied by Zagato. Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October, 2002, the Zagato was immediately sold out. Only 99 examples were sold to the public, though one extra was produced for the Aston Martin museum. The Zagato is powered by a 6.0 L V12 engine and controlled via a 6-speed manual transmission. It has a top speed of 186 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 seconds. The steel-bodied Zagato is on a shortened chassis from the DB7 Vantage on which it was based. The car was 2003 model year only.
Model by IXO 1/43
2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato:
Model by DEAGOSTINI 1/43

2004 Aston Martin DB9: Replacing the Jaguar XK inspired DB7, the DB9 comes in two variants; coupé and ""Volante"" convertible, each producing 470 bhp from a 6.0L V12 engine and either 6-speed automatic or manual transmissions.. The DB9 has been adapted for use in sports car racing, running in the ACO and FIA's GT1 class. The DBR9 won in its debut at the 2005 12 Hours of Sebring, and has gone on to take many wins in FIA GT Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/18
2005 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S: Produced from 2001 to 2007, the Vanquish was the Aston Martin flagship during its production. The S was introduced in 2004 with its steering, suspension and brake modifications from the standard Vanquish. Powered by a 6.0L V12, producing 520 hp, the Vanquish S features a six-speed manual transmission.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43
2005 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish S V12:
Model by ALTAYA 1/43

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