By John Bennett For Mailonline
Published: 12:30 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 12:34 BST, 1 September 2019
A rare Aston Martin that once belonged to the tragic speed record breaker Donald Campbell will go on sale for almost £3million.
The 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT was one of just 75 to be built by the iconic British car manufacturer.
It was previously owned by British world record breaker Campbell, who is best known for shattering eight speed records on land and water before his tragic death in 1967.
The Aston Martin DB4GT was the fastest road legal car of it's time, boasting an impressive 302 hp delivered from a 3.8 litre engine
The DB4GT was a special design most easily recognised the Gran Turismo's smoother out rear end into its tail fins
Donald Campbell pictured in 1963, he would die in freak crash while attempting a water speed record four years later in 1967
Campbell had bought the car in 1961 and kept it for a few months before selling it on to a second buyer.
Since then it has had a string of owners and taken place in a number of different rallies and races.
It has been with the current keeper for 28 years with the motoring enthusiast giving it a full restoration between 1995 and 2001.
He has now decided the time is right to move on however and the motor is to go under the hammer with auctioneers Bonhams.
In 2016 it was announced that a further 25 DB4GT's would be made at the Aston Martin plant in Newport Plagnell, each with a £1.5million price tag
'British engineering combined with exquisite Italian styling': The DB4GT was unmatched in its looks as well as its road presence
Under the bonnet: The original engine was fitted with two spark plugs and three twin choke Weber carburetors increasing