Aston Martin’s curvy 1955 DB3S Sports Racing Car is a rare specimen of the auto maker’s classic curves, with only 21 units ever offered for sale to the public. This August, well-qualified collectors have a chance at obtaining this archetypal speed racer at auction in Monterrey, California.
The Dutch Orange beauty was commissioned in 1955 by Hans Davids, a racing enthusiast native to the Netherlands. Davids piloted the vehicle to victory at his home track in Zanvoort, as well as impressive showings in circuits across Europe, before he sold it to American racing enthusiast Paul Hyatt. From there, the racer fell into the hands of a series of collectors, who provided continual care up until the present day, leaving the car in such good condition that it is expected to sell for $3,500,000-$4,000,000 at the auction on August 17.
The 20 customer cars made by Aston Martin in 1955 have chassis numbers ranging from DB3S/101 to DB3S/120. The unit up for sale in Monterrey is number 118 of the series, according to auction house owner Rob Myers.
“We are thrilled to be offering this superb DB3S at our sale this year on behalf of its gentleman owner,” Myers said in a press release, “A fantastic car with great history, it reflects our commitment to offering our clients the world’s finest motor cars.”
Joining #118 at auction will be a 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, and a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe.
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