1949 Aston Martin DB1
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LEMANS AND YAKUZA
Just like a James Bond movie chassis AMC/49/3s recent history is as intense as the day it raced at lemans.
Chassis AMC/49/3s was acquired by Mr Colin Gordon for New Zealand in the early 90s.
In 1994 Gordon made the decision to advertise his beloved DB1 to soon after believing he had sold the DB1 to a wealthy Japanese collector to only find himself having his vehicle stolen off the wharf in Japan by the yakuza boss (crazy stuff).
Staunch kiwi Mr Colin Gordon took the matter into his own hands flying to Japan to find himself starring into the eyes of yakuza boss which did not end well for Gordon (more crazy stuff).
Gordon battled courts alongside Japanese gangsters for years until he again regained possession of the DB1 in 2007.
Today for sale the last surviving most original example of the very rare 13 built DB1 lemans racers is on the market
Still maintaining its original Le Mans documentation and lemans plate on the dash our DB1 is an opportunity for the most astute collector to reap large rewards in the near future.
A complete history file sits in our office reading from the day this vehicle was first built.