1958 Aston Martin DB2

DB Mk III Competition car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Competition Saloon
Registration no. SXT 1
Chassis no. AM300/3/1502
Estimate: £70,000 - 90,000
Footnote:
An outstanding example of the DB MkIII, 'SXT 1' has been rebuilt as a fully modified race car to the highest standard while virtually all of the original trim and road parts have been retained. Having been actively campaigned between 1993 and 2005, the vehicle has since been kept in 'air chamber' storage and is now offered for sale with some racing spares and virtually all the original parts to enable re-conversion to a road car if required.
Well known professional racing driver and instructor Peter Snowdon drove 'SXT 1' regularly, including a standing start Goodwood lap of 1.37.1, describing the car as 'quite simply unique in that it drives and handles like a proper racing car. I was privileged to r