Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Aston Martin DBR4 F1 1959 Salvadori Kit available RL070 The green light was given to a full F1 project at Aston Martin in 1955 and work started alongside the DBR1 sportscar to design and build the car. The project was then delayed while sportscar racing took precedence and it was May 1959 before a DBR4 took to the track in anger in the non-championship International Trophy. Far too late considering the developments that had been made by the other teams, not least Cooper. In that first race, Salvadori finished an excellent second but the race was much shorter than a full Grand Prix and after Shelby retired with bearing failure it was discovered that Salvadori’s car wouldn’t have lasted much longer. The few proper Grand Prix contested saw a best finish of sixth overall. This hand built model is well finished with excellent paint and neatly applied details and depicts Salvadori’s Silverstone car.
Reasonably well cast white metal kits that build with ease. Open wheeled subjects usually accurate, road cars not always so. With hand-built models again single seaters usually better. Made in England.
Aston Martin DBR4 model by SMTS
Hand Built: 1:43
Formula One or single seater
2nd International Trophy. Arrived 19/12/13
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