Life size "Airfix" style Aston DBR1 to be auctioned

Jay Nagley

A 1:1 plastic replica of the 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1 is to be auctioned at the Goodwood Revival in September.

The model has been created by Evanta Motor Company in Hertfordshire as a tribute to the drivers of the race winning car, Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, plus its chief engineer Ted Cutting, who all died earlier this year. Evanta restore Aston Martins and also create bespoke one-off models such as a DB7 rebodied to look like a DB4 GT Zagato.