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1957-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB MkIII Coupe specifications


It may have been the third series of DB2/4, but Aston dropped the 2/4 nomenclature for its 1957 to 1959 range of saloons and dropheads. The most noticeable change was a more tapering front end topped off by a neater grille, but vertical rear lights were also fitted and the body tidied up. Mechanically, the engine rose marginally in capacity but was made a lot stronger and more powerful at 162bhp. Aston claimed 214bhp was possible with the competition-tuned triple-carb version, but this was probably exaggerated. Front discs standard from late 1957.

Production

  • Production:
    551
  • Price at launch:
    £3,076
  • Price (excellent)
    £145,000
  • Price (good):
    £100,000
  • Price (average):
    £70,000
  • Price (project):
    £40,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.3secs
  • Top speed:
    119.0mph
  • Power:
    162.0bhp
  • Torque:
    180.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and superleggera
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4356mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2515mm
  • Width:
    1651mm
  • Height:
    1359mm
  • Weight:
    1270kgs

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