- Price: P.O.A.
- Body: Saloon
- Transmission: Manual
- Mileage: 73,000
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Registered: 1959 ()
- Doors: 2
- Engine Size: 2.9
- Colour: Grey
About This Aston Martin DB MK IIIRHDVehicle
Finished in Factory Snow Shadow With contrasting black leather interior, with its accompanying copy order form reveals that chassis number '1789' was delivered new via Aston Martin agents Brooklands Motors and first owned by the Arnhem Timber Co Ltd of Moorgate, London EC2. The car came equipped with disc front brakes, Alfin rear drums and an overdrive unit. It is also fitted with the optional twin outlet exhaust system.
Previously owned by an AMOC member in the UK, 'WLC 430' was purchased from a Mr Chris Drake in London in 1995, and resided until 2013 in Belgium with the previous owner, when it was purchased by UK Buyer who had the car reregistered back into the UK. The then owner an avid enthusiast with a prominent collection of sports and racing cars kept the vehicle until 2016. We are advised that the DB MkIII was restored in the UK by marque specialists JMB Services in 2008, the work including renovation of the bodywork, mechanicals and engine. Since then, the Aston Martin has been serviced and maintained, and recently had the steering box refurbished. A classic Sports Saloon for tours or driving events, this fine DB MkIII is accompanied by sundry restoration invoices and copy of the factory built sheets.
Two years after the introduction of the DB2/4 MkII came the DB MkIII - the '2/4' suffix being dropped - 551 of which, mainly saloons, were made between March 1957 and July 1959, of which most were exported making right-hand drive cars quite rare. Externally the most obvious change was the adoption of a DB3S-style grille, establishing the 'hallmark' look of subsequent Aston Martins, which had been drawn up by Tickford designer, Bert Thickpenny. This restyled nose give the car a more imposing look while the interior boasted a redesigned dashboard with instruments grouped in a cowled panel ahead of the driver.
The engine benefited from an extensive redesign by Tadek Marek (newly arrived from Austin) and featured, among other improvements, a stiffer block, stronger crankshaft and a new cylinder head with bigger valves. 162bhp was available with the single-pipe exhaust system, 178bhp with the optional twin-pipe version. Elsewhere there were improvements to both clutch and gearbox; Laycock overdrive became available and front disc brakes were standard rather than optional after the first 100 cars had been built, commencing at chassis '1401'. Despite the inevitable weight increase, the MkIII was faster than any of its predecessors with a top speed of 120mph.
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Cost & Efficiency
- Road Tax (12 Months) £270.00