1957 D.B HBR5 

General information

Brand: Deutsch & Bonnet
Type: HBR5
Mileage: 41,970 km
Price: On request
Mille Miglia Eligible: Yes


Les Automobiles Deutsch and Bonnet (D.B.) built profiled racing cars with Citroën mechanics. Their first passenger car appeared at the 1950 Paris Motor Show. 

The HBR5-series was produced between 1954 and 1959. Only 428 examples are build, and only 200 still exist. The HBR5 was one of the most successful DB cars. The HBR5 had many category victories some important events such as the Tour de France Automobile, Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, Les 24 Heures du Mans, the Monte-Carlo rally and the 12 hours of Sebring.

Car description

This DB HBR5 was build on a rigid beam chassis and a plastic (polyester glass laminate) body. The car has a flat-twin engine of 850 cm3 cooled by air. The engine was borrowed from the Panhard Dyna Z and produces 58hp which is a lot in comparison to the weight of only 620 kilo’s. 

This DB HBR5 participated in the Mille Miglia in 1957 and was driven by Mr. Jacques Badoche and Mr. Ruprecht Hoppen, finishing 5th in its class and 142th overall.


Original Mille Miglia documents available. Belgian registration. Complete history and books and tools available.