1954 Aston Martin DB3S

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1954 Aston Martin DB3S

This car took part in the ‘Pre-War Sports Cars with Feltham Aston Martins’ race at the Aston Martin Owners Club’s meeting at Oulton Park in September 1992. It’s Simon Draper at Lodge Corner in his 1954 Aston Martin DB3S, chassis DB3S/7. This car has the straight-6 Lagonda 2,992cc engine and was originally built with a coupe body as part of the works Aston Martin sports car team. Peter Collins and Prince Bira shared the driving in this car in the 1954 Le Mans 24 hour race, but it was severely damaged in an accident after 13 hours when being driven by Prince Bira, who escaped with cuts and bruises. The car was rebuilt for the start of the 1955 season with an open body and for 1956 received the new nose, as seen above, then was sold off by the works at the end of that season.

Posted by hyde.davewilliams2 on 2019-07-27 07:20:52

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