1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770

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1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon
Coachwork by Tickford Registration no. 570 HPL (see text) Chassis no. AM300/3/1770

Sold for £ 128,800 (US$ 177,544) inc. premium
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon
Coachwork by Tickford

Registration no. 570 HPL (see text)
Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
One of only 47 cars produced with the 180bhp DB/D engine
• Front disc brakes; twin exhaust system; overdrive
• Comprehensively restored in the mid/late 1990s
• Present ownership since 2012
• Offered at No Reserve

Footnotes

  • "The introduction of a new model by David Brown is always an event of importance. Here in the Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon are incorporated all the elements of a superlative motor car. The highest ideals of roadholding, steering, braking and sheer performance have been achieved. Exciting and functional, elegant and exhilarating, it is incomparably the best Aston Martin car ever produced." – Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

    Its accompanying copy guarantee form shows that chassis number '1770' was delivered via HW Motors to its first owner, one G M Mansell, Esq of Moseley, Birmingham, on 17th January 1959. The Aston was ordered with the DB/D Special Series engine producing 180bhp (fitted to 47 cars), plus the twin exhaust system and an overdrive. The original colour combination was Pacific Blue with off-white Connolly leather interior trim, and the car was registered as '570 HPL'.

    Mr Mansell kept the Aston for only a couple of years before selling it to a Birmingham company, Couzens & Akers, in November 1961. The guarantee form's service records show that the engine was changed to one of identical specification while the car was with Couzens & Akers. Messrs C&A sold the car to Mr David Pike of Durham in late 1970.

    By January 1975, the car was with a motor dealer in East Anglia and was sold to R Hogg & Sons, a building company in Bury St Edmunds. Following a period of barn storage, the Aston was rescued by a Mr Hewson of Lincoln in 1989 and was still off the road when it was purchased from him by Dr Brian Judd of St Helens in April 1994. Dr Judd then embarked on a comprehensive restoration that would take the best part of ten years to complete. The Aston was next owned by Mr David Dickerson of Surrey who sold it to the current owner via the broker Byron International in March 2012. A summary of the works carried out by Dr Judd is listed in Byron's sales particulars.

    The MKIII was recently inspected and started, with good oil pressure noted. The fuel feed system will require attention and, having been stored for a number of years, will likely require further re-commissioning prior to road use. Exported in 2012, the car comes with a copy of its last UK V5C Registration Certificate but will require reregistering with the DVLA if it is to be used again in this country and will attract the low import duty rate of 5%.
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1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Sports Saloon  Chassis no. AM300/3/1770
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