1953 Aston Martin DB3S

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The beautiful DB3S racing car was a replacement for the heavier DB3 built from 1951-1953. The lower weight and larger engine of the DB3S made it a more successful race car than its predecessor. Wins included the Goodwood 9 hours and a 1-2 victory at the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod. The latter event helped Aston Martin take 3rd place in the championship.

This particular car was raced by greats like Reg Parnell, Tony Brooks, Roy Salvadori, Peter Collins and Sir Stirling Moss.

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Price -- Production 31 cars total 1953-1956
Engine 3 liter DOHC inline-6 Weight 1940 lbs
Aspiration 3 twin-choke Weber carbs Torque --
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(from Aston Martin Press Release) 1953 Aston Martin DB3S

The expected star of the show at the forthcoming Bonham’s Aston Martin auction is a 1953 Aston Martin DB3S, raced by Sir Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks, Peter Collins, Roy Salvadori and Reg Parnell. With an estimate of £6-7 million, the ex-works race car is expected to attract the attention of classic car collectors across the globe.

“Few cars that have appeared in film can also boast an association with so many great names from the heyday of British sports car racing, but this Aston Martin DB3S does just that,” said Tim Schofield, Bonhams UK Head Motoring. “Drivers who raced it include such legends as Peter Collins, Roy Salvadori, and Sir Stirling Moss, competing at world-class level in such gruelling races as the Mille Miglia, the Spa Grand Prix and the Nürburgring 1,000kms.”

The 2016 Bonhams Aston Martin auction will begin at 10:30 BST on Saturday 21 May. To view the full catalogue and register to bid please go to www.bonhams.com/auctions/23592/