The MEV Replicar

The Miata-based DBR1 Replica

The MEV Replicar

Available in the US though Exomotive

The MEV Replicar

Take three zeros off the cost of the original DBR1

The MEV Replicar from Exomotive

Experience one of the most iconic cars of all time

As of February 2018, the DBR1 Replicar is officially out of production. 

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.

DBR1s 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 Specifications

Length: 13 ft 2.5 in
Wheelbase: 7 ft 6 in
Width: 5 ft 4 in
Height: 3 ft 2.5 in
Weight: ~1720 pounds (varies depending on options)
Power: 100-250hp+

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

Current lead time is approximately 12 weeks.

Built to order by Stuart Mills of MEV UK.

Price FOB Exomotive Atlanta, GA.

Optional Extras

Chrome wire wheel set built for the Miata hubs
Power Steering
Big Brake upgrades
Race Suspension
Forced Induction
MSA Spec Roll Bar
MSA Spec Roll Cage

DBR1 Replicar Details

Designed to use a Mazda Miata Drivetrain

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. You will be nothing less than delighted with your completed DBR1 Replicar.

The 50s Special You’ve been waiting for

The Mazda Miata-based MEV Replicar from Exomotive

DBR1 Replicar Build Guide

Explore and Learn from the Build Guide

Just like the Exocet, the DBR1 Replicar chassis uses the complete drivetrain from a 1990-2005 Mazda Miata. Explore the Replicar build guide to see the typical build progression and assembly process.

Experience the MEV Replicar DBR1


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

Founder, Talacrest

The high point in Aston’s history came when Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori drive DBR1/2 to overall victory. Their car has now become the most valuable Aston Martin in existence.

The holy grail of motoring and the most recognizable and valuable Aston Martin in history.


As of February 2018, the DBR1 Replicar is officially out of production.