UK-based vintage car seller Talacrest is offering for sale for sale the "single most successful racing car ever built by Aston Martin." After its victorious debut at the 1957 Spa 1000km, this DBR1/2 went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 in the hands of Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby and was campaigned well into the 1962 season by privateers.
"Beautifully preserved and maintained by a serious collector, despite the car's incredible value, it has been regularly raced in a variety of historic race events," Talacrest says.
The Ted Cutting-designed DBR1 used a spaceframe chassis that was both lighter and stiffer than its predecessor, the DB3S, and was powered by a 254hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
Talacrest did not disclose its asking price, but Hemmings motor news reports it at $32 million, which would make it one of the most expensive cars ever.