Selling An Aston Martin DB Mark III


Aston Martin DB Mark III
Aston Martin DB Mark III

While it is often confused with the Aston Martin DB3 racecar, the Aston Martin DB Mark III is actually quite different. It would debut in 1957 as the successor to the DB2/4 Mark II, and would be powered by a 2.9L six-cylinder engine similar to the one used in the Mark II. Redesigned by Tadek Marek, however, the DB Mark II offered thrilling performance and an exceptionally stylish look. Visually, a DB3S-style grille and revised instrument panel that mimicked the style of the grille were the two most notable changes to the line. Under the hood, buyers would also have new choices. The Aston Martin DB Mark III was available with the standard 2.9L engine, which was designated the DBA version and offered 162hp, or with optional twin exhausts to increase horsepower to 178hp. A Special Series was also available using three Weber carburetors, twin exhausts and special camshafts. It was dubbed the DBB version and could produce 195hp. If these options were not enough, buyers could select the DBD version with three SU carburetors and 180hp. One additional change was the introduction of front disc brakes, which would become standard after the first 100 DB Mark III examples were produced. Many of the first 100 have since been updated to offer this feature. All of these interesting facts are reasons why buyers will be interested in your Aston Martin DB Mark III.


Aston Martin DB Mark III Seller’s Guide

Produced from 1957 and 1959, it is estimated that approximately 552 examples of the Aston Martin Mark III were produced. They were available in Drophead Coupe, Fixed-Head Coupe and standard Hatchback form. The DBB engine option is perhaps the most rare today, followed by the DBD. One of the most important Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team can provide to those considering selling an Aston Martin DB Mark III is to ensure that you can authenticate your particular model. This can be achieved in many ways, but verifying engine and chassis numbers against historic Aston Martin production records is the most favored method. Some sellers choose to obtain a Certificate of Authenticity. You’ll also want to ensure that you allow series buyers to perform a third-party inspection, as most buyers will want to do this. Whether you’re selling an unfinished restoration project, a rolling chassis recently pulled from a dusty barn, or a mint-condition DB Mark III example, the Alex Manos team would love to learn more about your particular example. In fact, should your classic Aston Martin DB Mark III fit into their Los Angeles classic car dealership’s inventory, they will be happy to make you a top dollar offer on the spot.



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