The MEV Replicar from Exomotive

Experience one of the most iconic cars of all time

  • DBR1-3
  • DBR1-2
  • DBR1-1

The MEV Replicar / DBR1

Arguably the most famous Aston Martin of all-time and certainly the most valuable. Only 5 original examples were built and one has sold recently for over $32 Million! The car became a major success on the race circuits in 1956-59 in the hands of famous racing drivers such as Jack Brabham, Carroll Shelby, and Sir Stirling Moss.

DBR1′s came first and second in the demanding 24 hour Le Mans race. A third car was driven hard by Stirling Moss in the first few hours of the race to ensure the Ferrari’s gave chase. This charge proved too much for the Ferraris causing them to retire early thus leaving the DBR1′s driven by team mates Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori to secure a victory. The next closest competitor was a distant 25 laps behind the racing duo. Aston Martin also won the 1959 1000km Nürburgring, with Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman driving. The constructors championship of the same year was closely contested by Ferrari and Aston Martin, the teams appeared at the final round at Goodwood.

Aston Martin entered three DBR1s, as well as privateer Graham Whitehead’s DBR1/5. During the race, DBR1/3 caught fire in the pits, destroying the car and leaving Aston Martin without room to refuel their other cars. To salvage Aston Martin’s hopes of a championship, Graham Whitehead withdrew his entry from the race in order to allow Aston Martin to use his pits stall and finish the race. Able to continue, Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby and Jack Fairman in DBR1/2 were able to secure another victory and the championship over Ferrari. The World Championship was won by Aston Martin DBR1s.

The DBR1 is not only one of the most stylish of all “50′s specials” but also one of the rarest, leading to incredibly high residual values. MEV Replicar Body Chassis and Mazda Miata Running Gear

DBR1 Replicar Details

The gorgeous fiberglass body has been faithfully copied from drawings, pictures and measurements from the original. Underneath, the DBR1 replica has a lightweight triangulated space frame chassis and is built to the highest standards. Our engineer has designed a chassis that is lighter, yet stiffer than the original giving the Replicar DBR1 a weight just over 1700 pounds. Being a small, versatile company we are very flexible and can accommodate all your desires for the build. The choice is yours and we will assist if required with any options to ensure you are nothing less than delighted with your DBR1.

MEV DBR1 Replicar Specifications

Length: 13 ft 2.5 in
Width: 5 ft 4 in
Height: 3 ft 2.5 in
Wheelbase: 7 ft 6 in
Weight: ~1720 pounds (varies depending on options)
Power: 130-250hp+

DBR1 Base Kit Price – $12,999

  • Lightweight triangulated space frame chassis with body supports ready to bolt on to a 1990-2005 Mazda Miata drivetrain
  • Chassis exposed internally using round tube just like the original
  • One-piece fiberglass composite body finished in a glossy British Racing Green, Black, Bright Red or Dark Blue gelcoat
  • Fiberglass hood
  • Satin black dashboard panel
  • Flyscreen
  • Right Hand Drive (LHD coming soon)
  • Aluminum floor and interior panels ready to trim and install
  • Nuts, bolts, rivets, brake pipe and P-clips included
  • Lighting included: Front light covers, Front turn signals, Original Lucas rear lights, Number plate lights , Rear Fog Light, Reverse Light, Matching chrome rimmed reflectors, Aluminum sheet, mesh, and bars for the front light housings and grill
  • “MEV Replicar” Nose Badge

DBR1 Base Turnkey Price w/130hp 1.8L Engine – $32,999

  • Fully adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Built to your body size/specifications
  • Includes Torsen Limited Slip Differential

Optional Extras

  • Chrome wire wheel set built for the Miata hubs
  • Power Steering
  • Big Brake upgrades
  • Race Suspension
  • Forced Induction
  • SCCA/NASA Spec Roll Bar
  • SCCA/NASA Spec Roll Cage
  • Jaguar or BMW engine & drivetrain options coming late 2013
Current lead time is approximately 12 weeks depending on spec. Built to order by Stuart Mills of MEV in Nottingham. Shipping, insurance, import duties and fees on turnkey model not included.

Take three zeros off the cost of the original DBR1!
DBR1-Black & White
DBR1-CAD Rendering
DBR1-Painting

Aston Martin at Le Mans 1959 – Part 1

Aston Martin at Le Mans 1959 – Part 2

Driving a DBR1 around the Le Mans Old Mulsanne Circuit in Forza 4

“This high point in Aston’s history came when Carol Shelby and Roy Salvadori drove DBR1/2 to overall victory. Their car has now become the most valuable Aston Martin in existence.” Supercars.net

“‘The holy grail of motoring’ and ‘the most recognisable and valuable Aston Martin in history’.” Talacrest

“I would say it is one of the top five cars in the world. It is one of the most successful and instantly recognizable historic racing cars in the world today.” John Collins