Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III




Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III

Year of production 1957 - 1959

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Category: David Brown era

Aston Martin DB Mark III

Aston Martin DB Mark III was launched at the Geneva Show in March 1957 and was available only for export until it was shown at the London Motor Show in October that same year. Aston Martin DB Mark III was the final development of the cars based on Claude Hill's chassis and the Lagonda six-cylinder twin overhead camshaft engine. It remained in production for circa nine months after the Aston Martin DB4 was introduced. Some 310 cars were exported to the USA.

Tadek Marek had finely re-designed the 3-litre engine. The standard DBA version of this engine had a stiffer crankshaft, a new block, oil pump and timing chain, new exhaust and induction manifolds, the ports were based on the Aston Martin DB3S engine, larger valves, high lift camshafts (after the first 150). With the same capacity (2,922cc) twin SU carburettors and compression ratio (8:16:1) as the VB6J engine, the improved breathing provided an output claimed to be 162 bhp at 5,500rpm.

The main change in the appearance of the car was the adoption of the elegant shape of the radiator opening from that of the DB3S and the consequent compound curves of the front of the bonnet, which can be traced on all subsequent models, including the V8. Inside, the main difference was a completely different facia and instrument panel (which remained in use until the Aston Martin DB6 Mark II was dropped in 1970). In 1959, for the first time, automatic transmission (Borg Warner) was offered (as an extra) for a production Aston Martin; it was installed only in four drophead coupes and one saloon.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine: dohc I-6, 2922 cc, 162 bhp @ 5500 rpm
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual
  • Length: 14' 3.5" (435.5cm)
  • Width 5'5" (165cm)
  • Height 4' 6.25" (138cm)
  • Wheelbase 8' 3" (251.5cm)
  • Weight: 1,270 kg (2,800 lb)
  • 0-60mph: 8.2 secs
  • Price New: £ 3,076 (Saloon), £ 3,451 (Drophead Coupe)
  • Production Dates: March 1957 - July 1959
Aston Martin DB Mark III drophead coupe

Produced sub-models Models

Drophead Coupé
1957 - 1959
Saloon
1957 - 1959
Fixedhead Coupe
1958 - 1959

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Aston Martin DB Mark III

The Aston Martin DB Mark III, third and final derivative of the DB2 Aston Martin, appeared in March 1957 (originally for export only) and was produced for two years. Almost everything about its technical development, equipment, and marketing was logical except the name. After the DB2/4 and DB2/4 Mark II, it rightly should have been called DB2/4 Mk III, but it wasn’t. Neither could it be the DB3, f...

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Engines


Year Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1957 1959 Drophead Coupé 2.9 L (165hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 123 kW 244 Nm 12
1957 1959 Drophead Coupé 2.9 L (180hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 134 kW 12
1957 1959 Drophead Coupé 2.9 L (195hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 145 kW 263 Nm 12
1958 1959 Fixedhead Coupe 2.9 L (180hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 134 kW 12
1958 1959 Fixedhead Coupe 2.9 L (195hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 145 kW 263 Nm 12
1957 1959 Saloon 2.9 L (165hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 123 kW 244 Nm 12
1957 1959 Saloon 2.9 L (180hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 134 kW 12
1957 1959 Saloon 2.9 L (195hp) gasoline 2 922 6 / In-Line 145 kW 263 Nm 12

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1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III Fixedhead Coupe 2.9 (178 cui)

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Fuel gasoline. 4-speed Manual transmission. Engine 2 922 ccm (178 cui), 6-cylinder, In-Line.

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