The elegant and iconic Aston Martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupe was offered alongside the regular saloon from 1957 to 1959. It holds the distinction of being the final example of a convertible in the Feltham-era of cars, although coachwork was by Tickford in Newport Pagnell. With the retirement of the DB Mark III, the Drophead Coupe was deleted from the range and it would be approximately two years before Aston Martin would offer a soft top convertible in the DB4 range. While little more than 550 examples of the DB Mark III were produced, only 84 would be Drophead Coupe examples. Of the 84, the majority would be outfitted with the standard 2.9L DBA engine with twin SU carburetors offering 162hp. Approximately 14 examples would have the more powerful DBD triple SU carburetor setup for 180hp, while it is reported that just two would feature the most powerful DBB Special Series engine at 195hp with triple Webers. As such, the DB Mark III Drophead Coupes with the DBD or DBB engine configurations are perhaps the most sought-after of the Feltham-era Aston Martin classics.
Being quite rare, one of the hardest parts of purchasing a 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupe is finding one in the condition you desire. With that being said, The Beverly Hills Car Club always recommends that potential buyers partner with a classic car expert like those in their team to ensure they stay abreast of new Aston Martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupe models coming on the market. From barn finds that have been sitting untouched for decades to unfinished restoration projects and the finest showroom quality examples, their team can help you find, negotiate and purchase the Aston you desire. One of the most important Buyer’s Tips they can offer is to ensure that you also confirm the authenticity and originality of any potential purchase by inspecting the car thoroughly and by matching engine and chassis numbers to Aston Martin records. The value of the 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupe, while dependant on rarity, also takes into consideration the car’s authenticity, originality, overall condition, special features, ownership history and more.
When you’re ready to explore the 1957 Aston martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupe examples currently available to you, please do not hesitate to contact The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They also encourage you to browse their online inventory to view classic Astons in their collection, and welcome you to contact them with any questions you may have. Connect today to get started and to be one step closer to seeing that classic Aston Martin DB Mark III in your garage.
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