Aston Martin DB MK III, chassis number AM/300/3/1464, is a right-hand drive model from 1958. The design of the front was inspired by the racing car DB3S. Only 551 cars were built, of these 462 Saloon models exist. The Mark III was the final evolution of these series using the Bentley/Watson Lagonda 2,922 ltr. straight-six engine.
Me and my son are Aston Martin enthusiasts and we bought our first Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster in 2012 by Aston Martin Munich. Last year we changed our car to a phenomenal DB11 4.0 V8 Coupe. After that we developed the dream to get a historic precursor of this DB11 with this unique engine bonnet. So we were looking for a DB2. After a while a friend informed us that he found a DB MK III from a private seller in the Netherlands. The last preowner used the car for oldtimer racings. We bought the car and at this time we are restoring it with the aim to get it back to the original Feltham classic.
The chassis was in a perfect restored condition but the engine and the interior is a lot of work to get it back to the original one.
At first we changed all the racing to the historic parts for example the wheels and the steering wheel. We only leave the racing carburettors unchanged, because they matched with an interesting historic story. Normally equipped with the dual-exhaust system the DB MK III has 178 bhp. The preowner had rebuilt the engine with three-twin-choke Weber 45 DCOE carburettors like the legendary DBC racing engine from which only two cars were originally built by Aston Martin. So now our engine reaches nearly the regular 214 bhp of the racing engine.
Then we restored nearly all aggregates in the engine bay.
Our next tasks will be the nearly complete restoration of the interior.
Unfortunately we have nearly no informations about the preowner-historic of our car. So it's also our aim to get the missing history of our car.
But we certainly know that our car was driven by Ian Flemmings James Bond, because Sean Connery drove the DB5. 😉
We now still keep dreaming our dream.