Le Mans week: Buy your own Aston Le Mans car

Five hundred grand plus VAT, please...
Five hundred grand plus VAT, please...
If you’ve caught Le Mans fever this year, are in the market for a racing or trackday car and have a spare half mill tucked down the back of your sofa, we’ve got just the car for you.

Yes, you’re too late to enter the 24 hour classic this year, but at least with this DBR9 parked in your garage you can kid yourself what might have been possible.

If you are thinking of going racing it’ll need a bit of softening up if it’s to qualify for the FIA series, or alternatively leave the big wings and de-restricted engine in place and head for the ‘Ring.

Now that's a proper rear wing...
Now that's a proper rear wing...
Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it – and imagine seeing this in your mirror on a trackday. We’ve dismantled the entire PH office but all we found was 36 pence, a 1/43 model of a ’74 911 Carrera RSR belonging to the Editor and a used racing slick from Racing Pete’s Midget. It’s over to you…

Advert: Aston Martin Racing DBR9 chassis number 102, the 1 in front of the number designates it as a 'Customer' car as oppose to a 'works' car. The specification of the car is unique and was done as a special specifically tailored to the clients requirements, the major alterations from a standard DBR9 are as follows;
1. Engine - Uprated performance
2. Aerodynamic package - High downforce
3. Gearbox - Semi automatic
4. Reduced dry weight

Full race interior plus semi-auto 'box
Full race interior plus semi-auto 'box
The car has completed approximately 1000km from new, this equates to roughly six hours, the engine has only completed 500 kms since new. All test mileage, the car has never raced and has never been crashed
The engine fitted to this car and the spare that is included are both uprated 'D specification' engines, they are significantly more powerful, (around 13% or 75 bhp) than the standard engine of that time

Aerodynamic package
The car was requested with a 'High downforce' setup that did not respect series regulations, as such a specific kit was developed for that car and briefly comprises, extended high down force front splitter, full width high down force rear wing.

The car is fitted with the standard DBR9 gearbox with a pneumatic operated semi-automatic paddle shift system has been installed. To aid gear down shift, a 'throttle blipper' has been fitted to the engine throttle system.

Options on the car include;
No restrictors here...
No restrictors here...
Vented bonnet driver cooling system, front duct mounted fuel cooler, Front splitter bullet (aero tuning device), oil recirculation kit for endurance races, carbon brakes, full sensor package, including; LVDT's, pedal box sensors and gearbox sensors, PI Delta data logging system with removable flash card.

The car is supplied with a spares package

587,441.00 GBP inc VAT


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  • Trenchtown 14 Jun 2007

    I'm real curious about the reason of sale...

    They must have gong through so much hassle, only to sell it after a 1000 kilometers...

  • runnersp 14 Jun 2007

    Never been raced? Its either a complete dog or someone's extraordinarily expensive trackday toy...

  • FourWheelDrift 14 Jun 2007

    The team selling it could be selling it for a number of reasons, because they have a newer model now, using a different car or just changing race series class. If they've gone GT2, LMP2 or whatever they won't need a GT1 class car.

  • ffelan 14 Jun 2007

    or maybe the owner works for FORD and its now politically incorrect for him/her to keep it.....

  • MG511 14 Jun 2007

    It's been for sale for ages, it failed to sell at the recent Bonhams Aston Martin auction, top bid was something like £450k.

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