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Racing ahead into Spring

Duke’s Auctioneers in Dorchester are pleased to offer a rare 1959 ‘Aston Martin’ DB3S recreation works style racer, in their forthcoming Spring Fine Art auction on Friday 26th April. The vehicle, created by William Anthony Monk (WAM Replicas) was completed in 2015, and has covered limited miles since. Bill Monk previously owned two original Aston Martin DB3S', chassis number 10, an ex-Le Mans car, and chassis number 120, one of only 3 DB3S coupes ever build. Inspired by his previous DB3S ownership, Bill decided to produce DB3S recreations under the name WAM (William Anthony Monk) using a mould taken off one of the original cars and his extensive experience of restoring and working on Aston Martins. One of only 11 DBS3S replicas produced, this car No. 11 is believed to be the only example with the works style front end.

It has been fitted with a BMW 3.5 litre engine, straight-six on a triple Weber DCOE twin-choke, side-draught carburetors and finished in the legendary Aston Martin racing green with yellow painted features. The striking and familiar lines of the chassis create an elegant profile with wire wheels, chrome spinners and polished stainless steel exhaust pipes complete the design. Exceptional attention to detail has been given to the interior, including an exact reproduction of the original dashboard and steering wheel, along with period style seats in green leather and matching green carpet.

Max Beaumont of Duke’s comments “This superb recreation enables its next owner to enjoy and experience the sights and sounds of the legendary DB3S for a fraction of the cost of the genuine article. It carries a pre-auction estimate of £45,000 - £65,000 and is expected to attract interest from car enthusiasts both nationally and internationally”. The vehicle comes with no expense spared added extras and extensive service history and statistics carried out by specialists across the South Coast.