A unique 1:1 scale Aston Martin DBR1 'AirFix' tribute, hand-made by the Evanta Motor Company of Hertfordshire, England,
modern, life-size or 1:1 scale model of the DBR1 Le Mans winning race car, built in the traditional style of an 'AirFix' model, featuring individually labelled components mounted on a sprue finished in correct satin grey. Each sprue tapers to the Aston Martin item as if you could twist it off for assembly, demonstrating fine attention to detail in the construction of this impressive piece. Measuring 6.35 metres wide and 3.30 metres tall, the frame (which collapses into two pieces for transportation) houses a number of components finished in their 'ready to race' condition. Comprising an entire DBR1 bodyshell hand-laid in GRP and finished in Aston Martin Californian Sage Green with race livery. Lights, screens and final detail are fitted to the main body parts, four 16" Aston Martin wire wheels shod in Dunlop race tyres and fitted with Aston Martin three eared spinners, a correct "Mota Lita" 15inch wood-rimmed steering wheel, a pair of race seats upholstered in correct style Aston Martin weave material with leather bound headrest, a machined aluminium gear knob and gear lever, full dashboard finished in textured satin black and assembled using Smiths gauges and period switches, a replica of the Le Mans trophy, and an Aston Martin peaked cap, signed by both drivers Salvadori and Shelby. The cap is supplied with authentication of the signatures plus pictures of both drivers signing it. The large frame is mounted on small furniture wheels and can be moved a small distance.
This item will be on exhibition at the GRRC tent during the entire 2012 Goodwood Revival weekend, and will therefore not be available to be removed from the site immediately following the sale. The vendor will then transport this lot from Goodwood and take it to their store in Hertfordshire. Collection can be made from them, by appointment only. Details will be supplied to the buyer after the auction, and after receipt of payment. Bonhams will hold the funds until arrangements and transfer of goods have been completed.