Rare Aston Martin DB4GT owned by Donald Campbell on sale for £3million 

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() Rare Aston Martin DB4GT owned by tragic speed record breaker Donald Campbell before he died in Bluebird crash goes on sale for £3million  Donald Campbell's Aston Martin DB4GT is to be auctioned off this September expected to sell for £3million  The record breaker was tragically killed while he was attempting to beat a water speed record in 1967  Donald Campbell is known as the most prolific water speed breaker of all time having beaten 8 world records

By John Bennett For Mailonline

Published: 12:30 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 12:34 BST, 1 September 2019

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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 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

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

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

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

'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 the GT's adding an extra 62 horsepower than the standard DB4

Under the bonnet: The original engine was fitted with two spark plugs and three twin choke Weber carburetors increasing

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