1953 As­ton Martin DB3S

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

In­tended to be As­ton Martin Sir David Brown’s own car, the list of driv­ers who sub­se­quently com­peted in this 3S is a roll-call of motorsport’s golden era: Sir Stir­ling Moss, Peter Collins, Tony Brooks, Roy Sal­vadori, Reg Par­nell and Gra­ham Hill all had a turn at the wheel not only at UK cir­cuits but at Spa, the Mille Miglia and the Nur­bur­gring. The story be­gins in an in­trigu­ing way with the car ini­tially be­ing fit­ted with a glass­fi­bre body, this be­ing re­moved and re­placed with a re­paired alu­minium sub­sti­tute to en­ter Le Mans fol­low­ing the loss of two works en­tries. The com­pe­ti­tion his­tory is enough to make a book on its own, while lat­terly it was bought by the seller in 2007 and has taken part in 2008, 2010 and 2014 Mille Miglia Ret­ros. A great op­por­tu­nity.

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