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Ex-Moss DB3S to star at Bonhams’ Aston Martin Works Sale 2016

Bonhams’ annual Aston Martin Works Sale on 21 May 2016 will be headlined by the ex-Stirling Moss Works team DB3S…

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. 

Photos: Bonhams

You can find a broad selection of classic and modern Aston Martins listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.