Ex-Moss DB3S to star at Bonhams’ Aston Martin Works Sale 2016
If it was good enough for David Brown...
Chassis number DB3S/5 was originally intended as Aston Martin’s then-industrialist-owner David Brown’s personal car, before it was drafted in as a Works team entry following a number of accidents at Le Mans in 1954 that resulted in three cars being written off. In its subsequent competition career, it was driven by such legends as Sir Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Roy Salvadori, at a handful of prestigious events in the UK and in Europe. As such, it was converted to full-fat Works specification, in which it’s remained since. Furthermore, the car lent a starring role in the 1960s classic comedy film School for Scoundrels. It’s estimated to fetch £6-7m when it goes under the hammer in Newport Pagnell on 21 May 2016.