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Aston Martin DB Mark III : 1959

Hatchback.
Filed under:  Classic | Hatchback
 
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n/a n/a 195.0 1957 - 1959
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The Aston Martin DB Mark III (simply called Mark III, even at the time of its introduction) was a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1957 through 1959. It was an evolution of the DB2/4 Mark II model it replaced, using an evolution of that car's W.O. Bentley-designed Lagonda 2.9 L (2922 cc/178 in) straight-6 engine.


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1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III.

Changes included a grille like that on the DB3S, a new instrument panel, and available Girling disc brakes. A hydraulic clutch was new as well, and optional Laycock-de Normanville overdrive or automatic transmission were available.

At the rear, the DB2/4 Mark II's tailfins were altered to use the rear lights from the Humber Hawk.

The standard DBA engine model with twin SU carburettors produced 162 hp (121 kW), though an optional dual-exhaust system raised this to 178 hp (133 kW). Thus equipped, the car could reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in 9.3 seconds and hit 120 mph (193 km/h).

An optional high-output DBB engine with twin three-choke Weber carburettors, special camshafts, and the dual-exhaust system boasted 195 hp (145 kW), though this was rarer than a mid-level DBD option with triple SU carbs and 180 hp (134 kW).

The innovative hatchback body style, complete with fold-down rear seats had been first introduced in the 2/4 MkI in 1953.

Coupés.
Two Coupe variants of the Mark III were also produced. A Drophead Coupé convertible, while not common, still outnumbered the Fixed Head Coupé — 84 of the former were produced, while just five of the latter were built. All five Fixed Head Coupés feature the high-spec DBB engine, however. Both featured conventional hinged boot lids rather than the innovative hatch back.

(images: Aston Martin. text source: Wikipedia)


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1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III.

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LT2513 days ago

classic old model. I like the old cars.

lt2491 days ago

Old is always gold.
Old car are really pashonate.

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