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October 16 2013 13:00

Heritage focus – Sweeping to Victory (1959 – 1962)

Aston Martin ended the 1950s with further racing success, as the DBR1 team secured the 1959 World Sportscar Championship by winning races such as the Nürburgring 1000km race and the famous Le Mans 24hr.

Away from the circuit, the DB4GT, a high-performance version of the DB4, was launched to acclaim. 1960 saw a further DB4 evolution and the founding of an historic collaboration with the Italian coachbuilder Zagato to launch the DB4GT Zagato.

A seminal year for the business saw success for the DB4GT at Monza and the launch of a new model, the year was 1963 and the model was the Aston Martin DB5…

Learn more about our heritage: http://www.astonmartin.com/heritage

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