July 25, 2012

Rare 1955 Aston Martin may sell for £2.5 million

A rare 1955 Aston Martin may sell for a staggering £2.5 million pounds when it goes to auction next month, making it potentially one of the most expensive British cars ever sold.

This incredible car is one of only 21 ever built by the iconic British sport car maker Aston Martin, with this particular model being the DB3S.

The rather bright orange version of the luxury car has been described by experts as a 'masterpiece.'

This particular car was bought new by a Dutch motorsport ace Hans Davids who raced it in England before the car was later shipped to the USA. This will also conclude the reason as to why the car was painted in his incredible orange finish.

The car will go under the hammer at RM Auctions' Monterey sale on August 17 with experts estimating it could fetch up to £2.5 million.

This will make it one of the most expensive British cars ever publicly sold, putting it on equal billing with James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 which fetched £2.6 million in 2010.

The car which goes under the chassis name 118, is fitted with a 3-litre engine which develops around 210bhp.

Whoever ends up buying this car will be owning a fine piece of British motoring history, an utter classic that can't be denied.

For more information, please visit www.rmauctions.com