Not to be confused with the Aston Martin DB3 racing car, the Aston Martin DB Mark III launched onto the automotive scene in 1957 as the successor to the DB2/4 Mark II. Powered by the 2.9L six-cylinder engine of the Mark II, although redesigned by Tadek Marek, the DB Mark III also featured some visual changes. A DB3S-style grille and revised instrument panel that echoed the style of the grille were perhaps the two most notable changes. Performance-wise, the Aston Martin DB Mark III was also the first to be available with standard front disc brakes during the production run, although this was only available after the first approximately 100 cars were produced. Many examples were updated later. The classic Aston Martin DB Mark III was also available with several different engine options. The standard 2.9L was designated as the DBA version and gave 162hp, but could be fitted with optional twin exhausts to raise horsepower to nearly 178hp. A Special Series engine using three Weber carburetors, twin exhausts and special camshafts, called the DBB version was also available and could produce 195hp. Lastly, a DBD version with three SU carburetors was available with 180hp.
If you’re thinking about buying a classic Aston Martin DB Mark III, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to speak with you. Produced from 1957 to 1959, it is estimated that 552 examples were released. The DB Mark III was available in Drophead Coupe, Fixed-Head Coupe and in standard Hatchback form. Of the engine variations that were available at the time, the DBB was perhaps the most rare, followed by the DBD. One of the most important Buyer’s Tips when considering an Aston Martin DB Mark III is to ensure you’ve explored the car’s authenticity and overall condition prior to purchase. If you’re buying an example for restoration, you’ll also want to ensure that you purchase the best condition example you can afford within your budget. Restorations on these classic Astons can be quite costly and time consuming; finding a quality example can save you thousands of dollars and countless hours of restoration work.
Whether you’re searching for a mint-condition Aston Martin DB Mark III for your private collection, one you can restore from top-to-bottom, or a specific model you’ve had your eye on for years, let The Beverly Hills Car Club be your guide to the classic Aston Martin market. Their team is standing by to assist you and encourages you to contact them today to learn more. In the meantime, be sure to browse their online inventory to view the classic Astons available in their Los Angeles showroom. Connect today to get started!
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