Aston Martin DB3 (1953)

Aston Martin DB3 (1953)

This car is one of 10 DB3s produced, and a standard of eight right-hand drive ‘Bertone by equipped with open coachwork. This car for the first time “true space frame ’sports-racers David Brown under the ownership of the company were. Successfully in a number of hill race car this season and the 1953 and 1954, Isle of Man, the Ulster Trophy Formula Libre race, British Grand prix at the British sports car race held during the British Empire Trophy Race, including climbing Silverstone racing events in 1953 , and in first class in 1953 was obliged to rest and keep Hill Climb. New car, and in 1992 was restored to its original specification since has had five owners. Since then, the Japanese LaFest found by Sir Stirling Moss in Miglia in 2005 has been conducted, and it got Miglia Storica in 2001 competed.

Aston Martin DB3 / 6 of a ten DB3s Aston Martin has made between 1951 and 1953. 1953 Tourist Trophy race in the UK and other sports events recorded in the car, various race events and private campaign was launched on the hill the British driver climbs from Desmond Titterington. In 1954, the gullwing design with a remarkable, but in 1975 was rebodied specifications for the right was created. DB3 Aston after the first fight for a sports car race was created. The straight six engine developed from the WO Bentley-Lagonda’s 2.6-liter engine is made.
So he and a new car design engineers tasked Watson as DB3 Aston Martin had the intention was not as successful. The result is that DB3S, based on its predecessor, but features a short wheelbase and a lighter chassis design was one. The DB3S 1953 through one of the ten being counted in the first two series, and was created in 1956 through the Working Group is primarily made for. The second series of 1956 through 1954 was presented. The coupe, which more and more bodies are in top speed, unfortunately, result in a lower drag coefficient, there was a very unstable ride vehicles speed to be very beneficial born. Design and mechanics of this year to compensate for the change and performance limitations were aerodynamic.
During its production run, from 1957 through 1953, 31 was an example of sustainable production. Eleven of his racing efforts were used by the factory.

DB3s Aston Martin by the many international racing events, where it met with mixed results on the campaign was launched, some win and some disappointments. Arguably the most prestigious and challenging race, the grueling 24 Hours of LeMans, a true test of a vehicle’s capabilities. In this DB3S 1953 where it had accumulated throughout the season failed to achieve success was registered by.

In 1954, DB3S two versions Silversone compete in 225 horsepower coupe was created for. More power, especially at LeMans was necessary to be competitive. Implemented by a supercharger, the car developed 240 horsepower. LeMans entered it but it was a Ferrari that had captured the overall victory. And design of high speed instability due to the DB3S coupes crashed.

Coupes in 1955 as the open cars were rebodied. The captured DB3S Silverstone win and a second place finish at LeMans. In 1956, DB3S, with a second place finish at LeMans his first year’s performance repeated.

Design, development, test, and through the DB3S than DB3 success was able to. Capturing an overall victory at LeMans though never, he won several prestigious successes and were able to capture.