Monday, May 6, 2013

Aston Martin DB Mark III (1957-59)

The DB 2/4 Mark III (normally simply called DB Mark III) is a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1957 through 1959. 

Powered by a Lagonda 2.9 L (2922 cc/178 in³) straight-6 engine. 
 It was an evolution of the DB2/4 Mark II model it replaced. 
Changes included a grille like that on the DB3S, a new instrument panel, and Girling disc brakes. 
At the rear, the DB2/4 Mark II's tailfins (after the 1st few early cars) were altered to use the
rear lights from the Humber Hawk. 

Combination with different carburettors, 
pistons and the dual-exhaust system resulted in four engine choices: 
1) The standard DBA engine produced 162 hp (121 kW) 
(With an optional dual-exhaust system, can boost to 178 hp (133 kW),
0- 60 mph (97 km/h) in 9.3 seconds and hit 120 mph (193 km/h).
2) High-output DBB engine provided up to 195 hp (145 kW).
3) Mid-level DBD option produced 180 hp (134 kW).
4) Special DBC competition engine can produce 214 b.h.p.

Drophead Coupé (84 units made)

Fixed Head Coupé: (only 5 units made)

2+2 hatchback (462 made)
Earlier models with DB2/4 tailfins

Later models with Humber Hawk rear lights

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