1957→1959 Aston Martin DB MkIII


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In 1959, Aston Martin lauched the ultimate version of the DB2 known as the MkIII. It was the first prodcution car to use the new refined grill shape that would come to define the face of Aston Martin.

Not limited to styling upgrades the engine was reworked by Tadek Marek to produce 178 bhp which was 16 more than its DB2/4 predecessor. Furthermore the brakes were upgraded to include front discs with rear aluminum alfoin drums.

In 1958, Aston quietly announced a new DBB-specification engine with triple Weber carburetors, higher-compression pistons and a new exhaust which raised horsepower to 195 bhp. This was only ordered on 10 of the 511 Mark III cars produced.



Chassis & Sales

1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III Saloon - sold for €134,400 This DB2/4 Mark III Saloon is a very early example indeed. It is only the ninth car built and one of the very first left-hand drive examples, delivered new to La Vesdre SA, a Belgian cotton company. First registered in the UK, it remained in the same ownership from 1986 to 2002 until it was acquired by the vendor, a veteran car enthusiast. Since then, it has been sympathetically restored, and while the car left the factory in Chinese White and... more
Gallery: 2010 RM Auctions Sporting Classics of Monaco



1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III AM300/3/1615 - sold for €133,983 The example on offer here was manufactured in 1958, with a copy of the original factory build sheet indicating it was originally sold to Lord Hugh Russell of Market Harborough. Later in its life the car is known to have resided in Maine, USA. In 2009, the car underwent an exhaustive restoration process, totaling some £40,000, with most of these invoices coming from Aston Martin specialists Aston Service Dorset. Amongst these works undert... more
Gallery: Coy's 2010 Legende et Passion Auction



1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII - sold for €117,960 Originally finished in Deep Carriage Green, chassis number '1532' was first registered 'NNL 5' and delivered new in May 1958 to Dr E Babst, of Wallsend-on-Tyne. Over the next 20-plus years it was owned by Dr Babst, a Dr Reid and a Dr Hamilton, before passing to Mr Gervase Hulbert in 1981. In 1984 the Aston was acquired by Nicholas Masheter and in March 1992 was reregistered 'JSK 142', passing to the current owner in December 1995. In August 2... more
Gallery: 2010 Collectors' Motor Cars at Goodwood Revival by Bonhams



1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III Coupé AM300/3/1310 - sold for €236,850 This Mark III is highly documented from new. While it was thought that Mark IIIs were not exported to France until May 1957, a copy of the original build sheet confirms that this car was delivered to the main Aston Martin dealer in Paris, Garage Mirabeau, and delivered to its first owner, Mr. M. Firino-Martell of Cognac, on 12 April, 1957. This original left-hand drive example was specified with front disc brakes, twin exhaust and exceptionall... more
Gallery: 2010 Automobiles of London by RM Auctions



1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III Saloon AM/300/3/1564 - sold for $176,000 Rare and Desirable Aston Martin. Highly Developed, Late-Production Mark III. One-Owner Car for 51Years Left-Hand-Drive, Matching-Numbers Car. Beautifully Preserved Original Interior. Approximately 51,000 Documented Miles From New. Wonderful Character and Patina. Perfect Candidate for Vintage Rallies and AMOC Events. All told, only 462 Mark III Saloons were constructed, and fewer than half were left-hand-drive versions, making them one of ... more
Gallery: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company



1958 Aston Martin DB MK II AM300/3/1502 - sold for €95,531 Chassis number '1502' was delivered new to one W J F Tillyard as a standard car but was returned by him to the factory to be fitted with Weber carburettors, an overdrive gearbox and twin exhausts. The car competed regularly in 1958 driven by its owner and G Lightblown at events that included the David Brown Trophy Meeting, Silverstone on 17th May; St John Horsfall Meeting, Silverstone on 12th July; and the Bentley Drivers Club, Silverstone on ... more
Gallery: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial



1958 Aston Martin DB MK III AM300/3/1696 - sold for €109,684 The penultimate owner purchased the car in 1974 and kept it for the next 34 years, covering approximately 20,000 miles. Recorded mileage in 1974 was approximately 59,000, so there is good reason to believe that the current total of 79,697 is true. The car was extensively restored from 1980 to 1994 and carefully stored from 1996 to late 2007. During those eleven years it formed part of a collection of cars, three of which were Aston Martins, an... more
Gallery: 2011 Salon Rétromobile Aucion by Artcurial



1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Saloon AM300/3/1727 - sold for $214,500 Rare and Sought-After, Late-Production Mark III. Left-Hand Drive, Matching-Numbers Example. Long-Time California Car. Originally Equipped with Overdrive. Lovely Pacific Blue over Grey Color Combination. Eligible for Vintage Rallies, Shows and AMOC Events. Offered with BMI Heritage Trust Certificate.
Gallery: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company



1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII Saloon - sold for $148,500 This left-hand drive 1959 DB MKIII is an original California car and has been in its current ownership since 1969. Finished in eye-catching medium British Racing Green, the MKIII underwent an extensive long-term restoration by its talented engineer owner. Every nut and bolt was removed and renewed or replaced to correct specification. It should also be noted that during disassembly all body sections and ancillary parts were verified to have th... more
Gallery: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by RM Auctions



1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III Coupé AM300/3/1721 - sold for €102,323 According to a copy of its original build sheet, this original left-hand drive example from 1959 was factory-equipped with a hydraulic brake booster, fully chromed road wheels, polished Alfin rear brake drums and a locking glove compartment lid. It was delivered new via Charles Hornburg to its first owner, Mr. G.A. Irving, of South Gate, California. Today, it retains the matching-numbers engine, numbered DBA/1336, and performance is enhanced b... more
Gallery: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM



1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III AM 300/3/1333 - sold for $209,000 Factory Left-Hand-Drive, Matching-Numbers Example. A Rare and Desirable Aston Martin. Single Ownership for Over 30 Years. Recent Restoration Work. Accompanied by a Copy of the Factory Build Sheet, Owner’s Manual and Tools.
Gallery: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company



1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III AM300/3/1395 - sold for $440,000 Factory left-hand drive, matching numbers. Long-time California car freshly restored by marque specialists. Prepared for show or perfect for road rallies. Includes factory build sheet, tools, and rare owner’s handbook.
Gallery: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions



1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III AM300/3A/1358 - sold for €207,200 From a prominent European collection. Delivered new in France with desirable front disc brakes. Matching numbers and original colours. Well-restored, carefully maintained, and rallied. Accompanied by FIVA papers and an Aston Martin build sheet. Eligible for the Mille Miglia.
Gallery: 2014 Paris by RM Auctions



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