ASTON MARTIN DB3S n.23
The Aston Martin DB3S is a car that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1955. The English Aston Martin Ltd. team with Paul Frere and Peter Collins at the wheel of the Aston Martin DB3S n.23 finished second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1955 with a gap of five laps from winners.
The race was won by Jaguar D-Type n.6 of Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb, third the Jaguar D-Type n.10 of Jacques Swaters and Johnny Claes with a gap of eleven laps.
The race, however, was remembered especially for the disastrous accident that caused the death of 84 people, caused by the exit of the track of Pierre Levegh that with the Mercedes hit the Austin-Helaey of Macklin, the German car broke and its debris went over the people in the gallery.
Video crash Levegh Le Mans 1955
Aston Martin DB3S
Designed: Frank Feeley
Steel tubular ladder frame with aluminium panels
Length: 3905 mm
Width: 1402 mm
Height: 1054 mm
Suspension front: Trailing links, transverse torsion bars, anti-roll bar
Suspension rear: DeDion axle, trailing links, transverse torsion bars, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Girling discs
Aston Martin 2922 cc Straight 6
Power: 168 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: David Brown Manual four speed.
Fuel brand: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Second in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1955 with drivers Paul Frere, Peter Collins
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