In the early 1950s Aston Martin replaced their DB3 race car with the DB3S, a lighter more powerful version that they hoped would get them around the track a bit faster and earn them some trophies. They succeeded with the DB3S!

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In addition to 11 “works” cars Aston Martin built to race, 20 cars were produced for customers. This one is #118, ordered new in 1955 by Dutch Racer Hans Davids in “Dutch Racing Orange”. After a couple of successful years racing #118, Sir Davids sold the car to an American who brought it stateside. The classic racecar passed ownership only a few times before ending up in the hands of a private collector here in the PacNW!

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To have been able to see this car in person and up close was a privilege.

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