Friday, 10 August 2012

Want A Life-size Aston Martin Airfix Kit?

It's every young driver's dream... The idea of having your very own Aston Martin DBR1 - just ashame you can't drive this one!

A company based in Hertfordshire has built a one-off airfix kit replica of the award winning Aston Martin DBR1.

The car is famous for winning the Le Mans Grand Prix in 1959 and Evanta, the company behind the kit, have put this together to commemorate the two drivers and chief engineer, all of whom sadly passed away in the last year.

Commenting on the model, Ant Anstead, MD for Evanta said:

"Aston Martin’s sole Le Mans win of 1959 is a huge part of British motorsport. The loss of both drivers and Ted Cutting within the same year is saddening. We wanted to do a tribute to these three great men and such a beautiful and iconic car. What could be a more fun and fitting tribute than every boys dream toy: a life-size model?"

What really makes this car stand out is the fact that it's an actual 1:1 scale of the real thing and has a staggering level of detail.

The car will not only include replicas of the vehicle's trimmings and paintwork but will also include a cap signed by the two drivers - Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby

Whilst this little beauty is unlikely to require young driver insurance or breakdown cover it's worth bearing in mind that the guide price at auction is £25,000.

Source: http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/news/airfix-aston-martin-dbr1-auctioned-110705957.html