1953 Aston Martin DB3S
Fiskens is currently offering for sale this 1955 Aston Martin DB3S
The beautiful DB3S was introduced in 1953 and scored victories in prestigious events such as the Tourist Trophy and Goodwood Nine Hours. It also finished second at Le Mans on three occasions and was raced by the greatest names of the era, including Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Roy Salvadori.
Fiskens’ example is one of the 20 ‘customer’ DB3Ss, chassis 115 being delivered new to US privateer Joe Lubin. In 1957, future Ferrari F1 ace Richie Ginther raced it for Lubin at selected meetings – he scored a second place at Pomona, plus two thirds at Paramount Ranch and another at Palm Springs.
Alan Selby bought ‘115’ in 1965 and kept it for more than 40 years. A ground-up restoration was carried out in the late 1990s, but the Aston retains its original chassis, body and period straight-six engine, plus a Rex J Woodgate competition powerplant.
“The DB3S is one of the prettiest Astons ever made,” said Gregor Fisken, “as well as being supremely well balanced and rewarding to drive”
Freshly prepared following its outing on the 2017 Mille Miglia, the DB3S is eligible for the Le Mans Classic, Grand Prix de Monaco Historique and Goodwood Revival.
Enthusiasts will be able to see the Fiskens team at the Concours of Elegance, which will take place at Hampton Court Palace on 1-3 September 2017.