1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237

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Lot 146Ω
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon
Coachwork by Tickford Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237

Sold for CHF 184,000 (US$ 198,971) inc. premium
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon
Coachwork by Tickford

Chassis no. AM300/3/1560
Engine no. DBA/1237
• Original left-hand drive model
• Delivered new to France
• Front disc brakes; twin exhaust system
• Offered with Swiss Permis

Please note this motor car is subject to the normal local duty/import tax on Hammer Price and Buyer's Premium.
Bonhams is the guarantor of the customs duties and taxes clearance: consequently, this motor car cannot be released to the buyer or his transporter immediately after the sale.

•Modèle à conduite à gauche d'origine
•Livrée neuve en France
•Freins à disque à l'avant, double échappement
•Vendue sans prix de réserve

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Bonhams est le garant du dédouanement des droits et taxes : par conséquent, cette voiture ne peut être remise à l'acheteur ou à son transporteur immédiatement après la vente.

Footnotes

  • Two years after the introduction of the DB2/4 Mark II came the DB Mark III - 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, establishing the 'hallmark' look of subsequent Aston Martins. This restyled nose gave the car a more imposing appearance while the interior boasted a redesigned dashboard with instruments grouped in a cowled panel ahead of the driver.

    The 3.0-litre engine had benefited from an extensive redesign by Tadek Marek: 162bhp was available with the single-pipe exhaust system, 178bhp with the optional twin-pipe version. If that still was not enough, customers could opt for more a powerful DBB and (later) DBD 'Special Series' engine. Introduced as an option at the 1958 London Motor Show, the DBD came with triple (sometimes twin) SU carburettors and produced 180bhp or 195 with the twin exhausts. This engine was fitted to 47 cars.

    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 Mark III was faster than any of its predecessors with a top speed of 120mph.

    Its accompanying copy guarantee form shows that left-hand drive chassis number '1560' was delivered new via the French Aston Martin agent Garage Mirabeau on 30th June 1958. The Aston left the factory finished in Champagne with beige interior trim, and was equipped with front disc brakes and Alfin rear drums. The twin exhaust system; two Lucas auxiliary lights; and an HMV radio are listed as items of special equipment.

    Unfortunately, nothing else is known of the car's history prior to 2011 when it was offered for sale at Bonhams' Monaco auction in May of that year (Lot 151). At that time '1560' was described as partially restored, benefiting from a major engine service and in generally very good condition, with excellent chassis and body and a nicely patinated interior. The car is offered with a Swiss Permis issued in Lausanne in February 2011; a jack in a leatherette pouch and a spare wheel. With the odometer reading 12555 kilometres, this Aston Martin is in good overall condition but will need a overhaul before returning to the roads.

    Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon 1958
    Carrosserie Tickford
    Châssis n° AM300/3/1560

    Deux ans après la présentation de la DB2/4 MkII arrivait la DB MkIII – qui abandonnait le suffixe 2/4 – dont 551 exemplaires, essentiellement des coupés, furent construits entre mars 1957 et juillet 1959. Extérieurement, la différence la plus notable résidait dans l'adoption d'une grille dans le style de celle des DB3, qui allait devenir l'identifiant des futures Aston Martin et avait été dessinée par le styliste de Tickford, Bert Thickpenny. Ce nouvel avant donnait un aspect plus imposant, tandis que l'intérieur présentait un tableau de bord redessiné regroupant les instruments dans un combiné devant le conducteur.

    Le moteur 3 litres avait bénéficié d'une refonte complète par Tadek Marek. On obtenait 162 ch avec le système d'échappement simple et 178 ch avec le double échappement comme celui proposé sur la voiture d'aujourd'hui.

    Par ailleurs, des améliorations avaient été apportées à l'embrayage et à la boîte de vitesses. Un overdrive Laycock était proposé, tandis que les freins à disque étaient montés en série à partir du châssis 1401, au lieu d'être en option comme sur les 100 premières voitures construites. Vive en performances, la Mark III était plus rapide que toutes ses devancières avec une vitesse de pointe de 120 mph (190 km/h).

    Sa fiche de garantie montre que le châssis 1560 à conduite à gauche a été livré neuf par le Garage Mirabeau, l'agent Aston Martin en France, le 30 juin 1958. L'Aston a quitté l'usine avec une livrée Champagne avec intérieur beige et équipée de freins à disque à l'avant et de tambours Alfin à l'arrière. Le double échappement, les deux phares d'appoint Lucas et la radio HMV sont notés comme des équipements spéciaux.

    Peu de chose sont connues de l'histoire de la voiture avant 2011 lorsqu'elle fut proposée à la vente par Bonhams à Monaco en mai de cette année-là (Lot 151). À l'époque, 1560 était décrite comme partiellement restaurée, ayant bénéficié d'une révision complète du moteur et dans un état général très bon, avec un châssis est une carrosserie en excellent état et un intérieur joliment patiné. La voiture a été peu utilisé dans les années qui ont suivi et aura probablement besoin d'une remise en route avant d'être utilisée normalement. Temporairement importée en Suisse pour cette vente – et donc soumise à taxes si elle y reste – cette séduisante MKIII est vendue avec un « permis suisse » émis à Lausanne en février 2011, un cric dans une pochette en vinyle et une roue de secours. Le compteur montre 12 555 kilomètres, cette Aston Martin est en bonne condition générale mais aura besoin d'une révision d'usage avant de pouvoir être remise sur les routes.
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1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1560 Engine no. DBA/1237
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