DB MkIII 1957 to 1959

DB MkIII 1957 to 1959

<p><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Aston Martin&nbsp;DB MkIII 1957 to 1959</strong></span></p> <p>Aston stopped using the DB2/4 name for the 3rd version of the car, and called it the DB MkIII instead. Which adds to the naming confusion for some, as it's not a DB3 (the name had already been used for a competition car), and it's replacement was the DB4. Ian Fleming added to the confusion, as he gave James Bond a MkIII in the book of Goldfinger, but called it a 'DB III'. This was the beginning on Bond's relationship with Aston Martin, something that both sides have done rather well out of...</p> <p>The styling had a significant overhaul, with the nose getting a far more sophisticated version of the DB2 grille, now the recognisable shape Aston continued to use for years to come. The rear hatch became more usable, and the rest of the exterior and interior was further neatened. There was more power from the 3 litre engine, and general improvements to the mechanicals.</p> <p><span>Standard tyre fitment was a 600-16 crossply. Radial alternatives would be 600R16, or 185R16.</span></p>
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