1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation  Chassis no. DBS/5803/R Engine no. 400/4880/SVC

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Lot 137
1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation
Registration no. KSV 975 Chassis no. DBS/5803/R Engine no. 400/4880/SVC

Sold for £ 54,850 (US$ 74,821) inc. premium
1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation
Registration no. KSV 975
Chassis no. DBS/5803/R
Engine no. 400/4880/SVC
Some years after the two original Aston Martin DBR2 works sports-racers had retired from active competition and begun to appear occasionally on the historic racing scene, an enthusiast commissioned a well respected racing car designer to recreate one of these fabulous cars, while incorporating a number of improvements. A multi-tubular spaceframe chassis was constructed, duplicating the original track and wheelbase dimensions but providing much greater torsional rigidity than the DBR2’s old Lagonda V12 chassis. This was panelled around the cockpit in aluminium.
Measurements and templates were made from drawings of the original aluminium DBR2 body and used to construct moulds and subsequently a strong, rigid glassfibre body identical in form to the original. While the recreation’s rear suspension remains true to the original DBR2, consisting of a De Dion axle located by trailing arms and Watts linkage, a simpler and more effective arrangement of unequal length wishbones and an anti-roll bar was installed at the front. The suspension is fully Rose jointed and damped by AVO adjustable shock absorbers front and rear. Disc brakes are fitted all round (ventilated at the front) with dual circuit operation, rear parking brake, copper pipes and Aerquip braided hoses throughout. The wheels are 16 in wire-spoked knock-ons shod with Dunlop racing tyres. A Cosworth limited-slip differential transmits power via up-rated driveshafts. Steering is by rack and pinion, while other noteworthy features include fully fused 12-volt alternator electrics, battery cut-off switch, Lexan windscreen and side screens, 13-gallon aluminium fuel tank and full tonneau cover in double duck fabric.
The engine is an ex-DBS Vantage-specification (325bhp) 4.0-litre unit breathing via triple Weber 45DCOE carburettors and fitted with a fabricated tubular exhaust system. The cylinder head, which bears markings indicating that it may have been fitted to an original DBR2 in the past, has been gas flowed and converted to accept unleaded fuel, while the distributor is driven directly off the end of the camshaft, as on the DBR2, and not via worm gears. Drive is transmitted via a 10 in Borg & Beck clutch to the ZF five-speed gearbox and thence by means of a short prop shaft to the differential. Claimed weight is an impressive 935kgs (2,057lbs) compared to a DBS’s 1,588kgs (3,494lbs) so performance should be nothing less than electrifying.
The interior boasts two specially made bucket seats, trimmed in authentic check material sourced from the AML factory, while Willans four-point safety harnesses restrain both driver and passenger, for whose comfort a leg warmer/heater is installed. Ahead of the 16 in Aston-pattern wood-rim steering wheel, the black crackle-finish dashboard boasts a more comprehensive set of instruments than the original. To enhance the car’s practicality, two small soft pockets have been incorporated in the doors, while the boot lid lifts off to enable access to the modestly sized boot compartment.
The car is finished in an attractive shade of Aston Racing Green metallic. It is road registered ‘KSV 975’, a mark similar to those carried by original DBR1s and DBR2s in this country. Fully road equipped (lights, horn, indicators, etc) the car comes with road fund licence to February 2006, MoT to April 2006 and Swansea V5C registration document.
1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation  Chassis no. DBS/5803/R Engine no. 400/4880/SVC
1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation  Chassis no. DBS/5803/R Engine no. 400/4880/SVC
1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation  Chassis no. DBS/5803/R Engine no. 400/4880/SVC
1971 Aston Martin DBR2 Recreation  Chassis no. DBS/5803/R Engine no. 400/4880/SVC
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