1955 Aston Martin DB3S to be auctioned for $4 million image

A rare 1955 Aston Martin DB3S is expected to get a whopping 4 million USD at the RM Auctions on the 18th of August, when the model will be auctioned.

RM Auctions is estimating that the 1955 Aston Martin DB3S will fetch anywhere between 3.5 million USD and 4 million USD when it will be auctioned on the 18th of August this year. The Aston Martin DB3S started its life back in 1952 when the British based automaker has introduced the DB3 with the purpose of winning at Le Mans but because the model was too fragile and heavy, the company decided to come up with the DB3S one year later.

Aston Martin managed to wing various races like the Silverstone or the Goodwood Nine Hours and at the 1955 Le Mans, the model finished in the second position, with the same performance being achieved again one year later. Thanks to its success in racing, private customers wanted a DB3S of their own so Aston Martin began producing a limited edition of the model in 1955. The car manufacturer has made only 20 units of the DB3S and the one in question, which is wearing the chassis 118 is considered to be one of the most original remaining.

The 1955 Aston Martin DB3S in the images posted below has been created for Dutch racer Hans Davids and the model is wearing a Dutch Racing Orange paint finish. The vehicle has participated in the 1956 season and finished on the third place in the first race and won in the last race. In 1992 the model was sold to an American who sprayed it in white and blue stripes, but in the meantime the DB3S has received its original orange color.