Replicar's pastiche of the Aston Martin DBR1 will be sympathetically-styled after this glorious-looking original...

It possibly won’t surprise you to hear that Stuart Mills of MEV has come-up with another new design, as he harks back to the kitcar days of yore and follows the path of innovation paved by the likes of Neville Trickett, Barry Stimson, Tim Dutton and Richard Stewart people never afraid to push boundaries but whom kept sight of the ‘fun, affordable, value for money’ ethic.

Stuart’s new model differs slightly in that it is his first replica and he admits slightly self-indulgent, being a paean to his favourite racecar of all-time, the Aston Martin DBR1, and arguably the most famous and valuable Aston of all time. Just five were built in period and if you could buy one it could have a price ticket of £20 million attached to it!

Active in sportscar racing between 1957-59 with much race success, including Le Mans, and driven by luminaries such as Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori, Sir Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman.

Typically though, the replica has the MEV hallmark all over it, by being based on Mazda MX-5 although features a faithful-to, but stronger than original spaceframe chassis and if customers prefer, Jaguar XJ6 components can be used, while items such as suspension and ride-height are adjustable.

Fully built examples are also available being tailored to the customer to ensure optimum driving position and comfort with prices starting at £20,000…