Aston Martin DB3S

  • Aston Martin DB3S
  • Aston Martin DB3S
  • Aston Martin DB3S

The Aston Martin DB3 and DB3S were race cars built during the 1950s, featuring distinctive designs specifically for the track. Featuring parts from the Aston Martin DB2, ex-Auto Union engineer Eberan von Eberhorst carried out a series of modifications to have the DB3 prepared for racing.

Introduced in 1951 and featuring a 133bhp, 2.6-litre Lagonda straight-6 engine from the DB2 Vantage, the Aston Martin DB3 placed second, third and fourth at Silverstone in May 1952. A larger 2.9-litre engine was subsequently introduced, capable of producing 163bhp, and went on to be victorious in the nine-hour race at Goodwood.

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