1959 Aston Martin DBR1 Cufflinks by TMB Art Metal

The Aston Martin DBR1 is the car in which Carroll Shelby, in partnership with Roy Salvadori, secured victory at Le Mans in 1959, the only time the manufacturer won the challenge. To honor this iconic model, British company TMB Art Metal released the Aston Martin DBR1/2 Essence of Form Cufflinks, that are crafted using actual original redundant aluminum body panel pieces from the DBR1/2.

The car is also the one in which Sir Stirling Moss contributed to winning both the 1958 and 1959 RAC Tourist Trophies at Goodwood and thereby helped Aston Martin clinch the World Sports Car Championship in 1959.

During the car's restoration by noted engineer Tim Samways in the early 1990s, a small quantity of damaged or age distressed aluminum body panels were removed from DBR1/2 and it is by using sections of this ex-DBR1/2 panelling that these cufflinks are crafted.

Two editions of these very exclusive DBR1/2 cufflinks are to be issued featuring different sculpted depictions of the car, Luxist reported. The first edition portrays the car in the Le Mans guise with squared off wheel arches and high tonneau, the specification in which it claimed victory in the 1959 race. These links will be accompanied by certificates signed personally by Carroll Shelby.

The second edition depicts DBR1/2 in its more familiar form with open wheel arches - the form in which it won the Tourist Trophies at Goodwood, and these links will be accompanied by certificates of authenticity signed personally by Sir Stirling Moss.

The cufflinks are available with two different 'arm' options. They are fitted with 18ct gold arms and presented in leather cases. Both editions are limited to just fifty pairs, priced at £1,795.
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