Soon retro-fitted with the twin-plug cylinder head from the works cars, DB3S/118 went on to race at Goodwood, Silverstone, Spa – and Davids’ home track, Zandvoort, where the orange Aston was a frequent winner.
Since then the car has had several owners, mostly in the US, several colour changes (it reverted to orange in 2012 but is now green), and accolades that have included a second-in-class at the Pebble Beach Concours.
Throughout it all the car has retained its original chassis, engine, body, even registration number. “It is a completely original matching-numbers car with a documented and continuous history, and is eligible for all sorts of historic 1950s sports race racing events including Goodwood, the Mille Miglia, Monaco, and Le Mans,” says Peter. The car is offered with two twin-plug head engines and disc brake set-up.
Tempted? The car is on offer at £4.95m (you can see more on it here).