Go to the bank right now and beg, borrow or steal four million bucks.
That’s how much it’ll cost to nail down this ridiculously beautiful 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car at RM Auctions’ Monterey sale on August 17-18 in California.
Noteworthy for its outstanding provenance, rarity and trendsetting Aston Martin design, the DB3S is widely considered one of the most attractive and elegantly designed sports racers of the postwar period.
Ordered new by Dutch gentleman racer Hans Davids, and appropriately finished in the distinctive national racing livery of “Dutch Racing Orange,” the mouthwatering motor is one of just 21 “customer cars” produced for privateer competition.
Among its greatest successes over the years were two victories at Davids’s native track in Zandvoort.
Davids eventually sold the car to Paul Hyatt, a captain in the US Merchant Navy, who imported it to the United States, where it continued its strong racing record before passing through a series of other distinguished caretakers, including two well-known Aston collectors who carefully maintained the car for 48 years.
Today, widely regarded as one of the most correct and original Aston Martin sports racers, it retains its original chassis, numbered engine—and curves that would make a porn star proud…
- Posted July 27, 2012
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- Darin Schnabel ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions