A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Up for Auction
Oh, dear. I’ve left my checkbook in my other overalls. I’ll have to take a pass on this one.
Man, racing was really cool back then. I love that one driver of this car put it in a ditch, got out, and pushed it back on the course, and they ended up winning the race anyway.
Racing back then was still trying to figure out what was possible for engineering the car, and for men to handle what the mechanics could assemble for them. Racing is still like that, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that the improvements are so incremental as to be invisible. A guy that discovers a new kind of cockroach in the Amazon isn’t likely to get the kind of recognition that Columbus did when he crashed into some new continents.
The driver of the Aston Martin in the modern footage deserves a double dose of BSBFB encomiums for wearing a newsboy cap instead of a helmet when he goes out for a spin.
2 thoughts on “A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Up for Auction”
It’s a sexy car, but when you get on a bridge, it self-drives itself onto the shoulder to avoid 18 wheelers, and when you get on Lombard in the rain, you need to add spray glue to the rubber to keep from sliding to the bottom.
What a coincidence – Sotheby’s helped sell my last automobile too!