This will take a few tubes of glue. Hertfordshire-based company Evanta has produced the ultimate scale model Aston Martin. It’s a one-to-one replica of the famous DBR1.
Evanta, located just a 30-minute drive from the Classic Driver offices, makes faithful replicas of both the immortal Zagato-bodied DB4GT and the Sports Car World Championship-winning DBR1. The latter provided the British company’s only win at the Le Mans 24 Hours when driven by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby in 1959.
As an alternative to a fully functioning recreation, one lucky buyer can purchase the faithful replica in ‘kit’ form, with all components attached to a ‘plastic sprue’ in the manner of Airfix kits of the 1960s.
No painting is needed, and the 6.35m x 3.30m construction also features the well-known light green, houndstooth check seats, a Moto-Lita wood-rimmed steering wheel and a dash complete with Smiths dials and gauges.
It even has a replica of the Le Mans winner’s trophy and a cap signed by Shelby and Salvadori, both of whom died earlier this year.
The model will be offered by Bonhams at its 15 September Goodwood Revival sale. Estimate: £20,000 – 30,000.