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Buying a 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III

1957 Aston Martin DB Mark IIIIn 1957, the Aston Martin DB Mark III would officially replace the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II, and would use an evolution of that car’s Lagonda 2.9L six-cylinder engine that was redesigned by Tadek Marek. Although the 2/4 nomenclature was dropped, the 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III would be relatively similar to its predecessor. Some of the most noticeable changes, however, were the introduction of a DB3S-style front grille, a new instrument panel, and the addition of disc brakes. Buyers of the DB Mark III would also enjoy a new hydraulically operated clutch and an optional overdrive attached to the standard four-speed gearbox. The 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III featured a hatchback body (first seen on the DB2/4) and was available in Drophead Coupe and Fixed-Head Coupe styles. In total, it is estimated that 551 examples of the Aston Martin DB Mark III were built between 1957 and 1959. If you’re thinking about buying a classic Aston Martin, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to assist you in your search.

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1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III Buyer’s Guide

The 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III, as well as previous DB2 and DB 2/4 models, would lay the foundation for more modern Aston Martins and would further enhance the engineering quality and racing performance of the brand throughout the 1950’s. If you’re thinking about buying a classic Aston Martin, the DB Mark III is an excellent choice for your collection. While the DB Mark III was mainly intended as a superb road car, it could be ordered with a number of competition-oriented factory options, many of which add value to the car today. Among the most sought-after options are: DBA, DBB or DBD engine upgrades, close-ratio gearbox, engine oil cooler, competition clutch and suspension, and a larger fuel tank. One of the most important Buyer’s Tips, however, that The Beverly Hills Car Club team can offer to potential buyers is to ensure that the DB Mark III that you’re considering is as original as possible. As with all classic cars, you’ll also want to ensure the car’s authenticity by matching engine and chassis numbers to historic records. You can also ask the sellers for any documentation they have regarding history of ownership, maintenance and restoration, as these can give you great insight into how the car was treated over the years.

To learn more about the 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III or to explore the available classic Aston Martins in their online inventory, The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to browse this website at your leisure. Should you have any questions or would like to learn more about any of the classics you see here, their team is just a phone call away. Connect today to get started!

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