1959 Aston Martin DB Mark IIISOLD
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--Burnham Green with Beige interior and Beige carpeting, Restored, 4-speed David Brown gearbox, Original California LHD example, Previous ownership since 1969, W.O. Bentley-designed twin-cam, 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine uprated to DBD specification with DB3S camshafts.

In 1953, this gentleman’s sports car grew into a four-place saloon, the DB2/4. By 1954, a new 3.0-liter engine producing 140 horsepower was introduced, and in 1955, the revised MK II was introduced at the London Motor Show and was distinguished by a redesigned bonnet and rear-end treatment. The MK II continued through early 1957, when the final version of the DB 2/4 series was launched.

The DB 2/4 MK III was offered with four engine variants, DBA-specification engine providing up to 178 horsepower with optional dual exhaust outlets. Next, the MK III of 1958 and 1959 represented the ultimate expression of the basic DB 2/4 concept. Front discs were now standard, and engine choices now included the more-powerful DBB unit, while the even more-powerful DBD utilized three SU carburetors or DB3S specification Weber carburetors, these variants offered 195 horsepower. For 1958-59 this model was merely called the “DB MK III.” For its day, the MK III were fitted with the best of everything and were both more powerful and agile than any other road-going English sports car of the era.

This left-hand drive 1959 DB MK III is an original California car and has been in its current ownership since 1969. This MK III underwent an extensive long-term restoration, every nut and bolt was removed and renewed or replaced to correct specification. No stone went unturned as every part of this car was taken apart and inspected to be either rebuilt or replaced if necessary.

The drive train features a freshly rebuilt engine enhanced with special pistons, balanced crankshaft, triple dual-throat side-draft Weber 40DCOE carburetors, to DBD engine specification, and includes camshafts from DB3S/104. I have personally road tested this DB MK III and can attest to its being exceptionally tight and powerful, probably one of, if not, the best I have ever driven. Those who have driven DB 2/4’s and MK III will understand, they seem to differ greatly from one to another.

This DB MK III is complete with factory tools, jack and handle, tire gauge, grease gun as well as an original leather-bound owners handbook, parts book and reproduction service manual.

Not only does this DB MK III represent an excellent investment in today’s market, it is also a welcomed entrant to many prestigious vintage road tours and rallies where only pre-1960 automobiles are eligible.

Reference Number 118767

as of 3/14/2011

Overview
Car 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III
Exterior / Interior Color Burnham Green / Beige 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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