This rare 1953 Aston Martin DB3S is expected to fetch around $8.6-$10million at auction later this month.
The ex-works car was raced by a string of famous names in the world of motorsport including F1 legend Stirling Moss, as well as Roy Salvadori, Peter Collins, Reg Parnell and Tony Brooks.
It took part in several prestigious races including the Nurburgring 1,000km, Mille Miglia, and the Spa Grand Prix, and was one of just 11 works cars made for the World Sportscar Champsionship.
Its list estimate for the Bonhams auction at Aston Martin Works in England on May 21 is £6-7million ($8.6-$10million).
Other cars going under the hammer at the same event include 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible ($2.1-$2.3million estimate) as well as a rare right-hand drive 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage Convertible, a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 ‘Mark I’ Volante and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible.
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said: “We are very proud of our heritage at Aston Martin so it is fascinating to hear about the histories of the cars that come up for sale at these auctions. Some of our cars have led extremely interesting lives.”