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The iconic Aston Martin DB2, considered the first true postwar Aston Martin, was introduced in May 1950. The ultimate and most refined variant, the Aston Martin DB Mark III, would debut in March 1956 and saw production through July 1959, when the DB4 would launch as its successor. For the launch of the DB Mark III, legendary Aston Martin engineer Tadek Marek would revise the existing six-cylinder Lagonda engine design, with output increasing the 162hp or 178hp with the optional twin exhaust system. Front disc brakes also became optional during this time, and would become standard after the first 100 DB Mark III models were produced. Many of those 100 were updated later. Both the exterior and interior were updated at the time; most notably with a revised grille opening that was inspired by the DB3S sports racer. A Frank Feeley-revised instrument panel would move the gauges directly in front of the driver and would mimic the grille’s shape. In total, it is estimated that approximately 552 DB Mark III models were produced, with the majority being in Fixed-Head Coupe form. Approximately 84 were Drophead Coupes.
Looking to purchase a classic Aston Martin?
As these were among the last of the Feltham-era classics, the 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III’s hand-built quality and legendary capabilities make each surviving example a highly coveted Aston Martin classic in today’s market. Whether you’ve been dreaming of a specific 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III for years, have recently fallen in love with the classic, or have always wanted to restore a classic Aston Martin from top-to-bottom, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to assist you in your search for the perfect example. Their team encourages you to browse their online inventory to view the classic Aston Martins currently in their collection. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Connect with their team today to discuss your particular wants and needs. Perhaps one of the most important Buyer’s Tips that their team can offer is to ensure you have considered your overall budget, including any restoration costs, as restoring a unique DB Mark III can be expensive and time consuming. While this should not deter you from purchasing a classic DB Mark III, you should have restoration costs in mind when negotiating.
For more 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III Buyer’s Tips, please do not hesitate to contact The Beverly Hills Car Club today. Their team is always just a phone call away and looks forward to helping you find the classic you’ve been dreaming of. Connect today to get started!
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