Orange 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Heads to Auction

British automaker Aston Martin decided it needed a new race car to win Le Mans with, and in 1951 the answer came in the form of the DB3. The car had some parts in common with the DB2 before it, but they found that it wasn’t quite light enough to win the French race.
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In 1953, they created a lighter version of the car called the DB3S. This was a bit more successful on the track, winning races at Goodwood and Silverstone, and taking second place at Le Mans in 1955 and 1956.

Despite the lack-luster track performance, the racing Aston Martin and its straight-six engine found favor with private racing teams.

If you’re a football fan, this color will probably tell you something about the nationality of the owner, as it belonged to Dutch racer Hans Davids, who wanted it painted in Dutch Racing Orange. It’s safe to say this is the only car in this color, and it’s heading to auction at RM Auction’s annual Monterey event, scheduled for August 17-18.

If you’re looking to buy this highly original racing car, you’d better have very deep pockets, as it’s estimated to be worth $3.5 and $4 million.


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