Historic Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car Joins RM's Monterey Sale
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| A rare and spectacular 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car, chassis DB3S/118, is the latest multi-million-dollar entry to join RM's highly anticipated Monterey sale, August 17–18 in California.
Noteworthy for its outstanding provenance, rarity, and trendsetting Aston Martin design, the DB3S is widely considered one of the most attractive and elegantly designed sports racing cars of the post war period—a masterpiece of David Brown's vision, executed stunningly in aluminum from the characteristic 'humped oval' grille to the classic cut-away front fenders. Unveiled today in RM's digital Monterey catalogue (now online at www.rmauctions.com), it joins a superlative roster of investment-quality automobiles set to cross the podium at the Portola Hotel & Plaza and Monterey Conference Center next month.
'Enthusiasts at Monterey in August consistently look for the finest sports racing cars with which to participate in events around the world, from the Historics at Laguna Seca to the Mille Miglia,' says Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions. 'We are thrilled to be offering this superb DB3S at our sale this year on behalf of its gentleman owner. A fantastic car with great history, it reflects our commitment to offering our clients the world's finest motor cars.'
Ordered new by Dutch gentleman racer, Hans Davids, and appropriately finished in the distinctive national racing livery of 'Dutch Racing Orange,' the striking 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car, chassis DB3S/118, boasts outstanding provenance from new. One of just 21 'customer cars' produced for privateer competition, significantly, 118 was fitted with the Works competition twin-plug head by the factory in its first year. Piloted by Davids, it finished on the podium at Goodwood in April 1956 before tackling some of Europe's most challenging circuits. Among its greatest successes were two victories at Davids' native track in Zandvoort. Davids eventually sold 118 to Paul Hyatt, a captain in the U.S. Merchant Navy, who imported the car to the United States where it continued its strong racing record before passing through a series of other distinguished caretakers, including two well-known Aston collectors who carefully maintained the car for 48 years. Today, widely regarded as one of the most correct and original Aston Martin sports racers, 118 retains its original chassis, numbered engine, and bodywork. Fully documented and with known ownership from new, it offers its next owner the unique opportunity to be a part of Aston's remarkable racing legacy and to participate with 118 at events around the world. (Est. $3,500,000–$4,000,000).
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• Renowned businessman and philanthropist's collection features no less than 17 automobiles, headlined by a 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Roadster by Figoni et Falaschi that he owned for half a century
• Held in conjunction with the famed Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, RM's well-established single-day sale will feature a roster of more than 80 blue-chip motor c....
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Troy, MI-December 17, 2013. The Concours d'Elegance of America Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Larry Moss has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Event Chairman for 2014.
Moss has a long history with the Concours. He served as Event Chairman of the Meadow Brook Concours in 1999 and 2000. He was Chairman of the Car Selection Committee from 200....
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• RM Auctions secures 78 individual million-dollar-plus transactions and redefines the high-end collector car auction experience with record Monterey and New York sales
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(Crewe, England. 17 December 2013) 2013 has been a year of key landmarks and achievements for Bentley and its customers.
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