Aston Martin at Le Mans 1959 – Part One

Aston Martin at Le Mans is a 30 minute film covering the entry of the British marque at the 1959 Le Mans, lead by driver Stirling Moss. The racing effort in ’59 was entrusted to the beautiful Aston Martin DBR1, a car that had been introduced in 1956 and evolved in iterations until the end of the 1959 racing season.

With a dry weight of 801 kilograms and a 2922cc straight six, the DBR1 was an exceedingly quick car – especially in the hands of Moss. Other notable drivers include David Brown, Jim Clark, Jack Brabham and Carroll Shelby – a veritable who’s who of the big name drivers of the late ’50s and 1960s.

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