ASTON MARTIN DB3S n.24

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Description

ASTON MARTIN DB3S n.24

HISTORY

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 Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker at the wheel of the Aston Martin DB3S n.24 did not finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1955 due to engine failure after having covered one hundred five laps.

The race was won by Jaguar D-Type n.6 of Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb, second the Aston Martin DB3S n.23 of Peter Collins and Paul Frere with a gap of five laps, while 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

CHASSIS

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
Tyres: Avon

ENGINE

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

RESULT

Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1955 with drivers Roy Salvadori, Peter Walker

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Additional information

Driver

Salvadori Roy, Walker Peter

Manufacturer

Aston Martin

Race

24 Hours of Le Mans

Year Race

1955

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