1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107
Lot 258
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon
Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107
£200,000 - 250,000
US$ 270,000 - 340,000

Goodwood Revival

13 Sep 2014, 14:00 BST

Chichester, Goodwood

Lot Details
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107 1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1506 Engine no. DBA/1107
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Saloon
Chassis no. AM300/3/1506
Engine no. DBA/1107

Footnotes

  • 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. Externally, the most obvious change was the adoption of a DB3S-style grille, this restyled nose giving 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. Despite the inevitable weight increase, the MkIII was faster than any of its predecessors with a top speed of 120mph.

    A desirable disc-braked, overdrive transmission model, right-hand drive chassis number '1506' was sold new via Brooklands of Bond Street on 21st March 1958 and first registered 'UYR 410' in the UK. We are advised that the car's full history up to November 1988 is recorded in the AMOC Register and that in August 1991 it was first registered in France under number '945 JMM 75' (subsequently '6873 TW 02'). Bought by the immediately preceding owner in Paris in June 2000, the car displayed a total of 68,382 miles on the odometer at that time and, reputedly, had previously been restored by Stratton Motor Company. While in his care '1506' benefited from considerable expenditure with recognised specialists including Garage Lamy, Garage Parinello, Eric Peyrou and Carrosserie Lecoq. Work carried out involved major refurbishment, including an engine rebuild, replacement gearbox, chassis overhaul and an interior re-trim in addition to routine servicing/maintenance. Upgrades include Cosworth pistons, competition valves, electronic ignition, stiffened and lowered suspension, Aeroquip brake hoses, silicone brake fluid, stainless-steel exhaust, FIA cut-out, fire extinguishing system and a cylinder head converted to unleaded compatibility.

    The current vendor purchased the Aston at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival Sale in 2007 (Lot 215). Since acquisition the car has formed part of his private collection in the North of England where it has been professionally stored and looked after by his in-house mechanic. FIA papers, FIVA passport and invoices totalling €96,000 (approximately £67,200) come with this superb DB MkIII, which is presented in excellent condition both bodily and mechanically. Although not currently registered in the UK, the car does come with its last French Carte Grise.
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