Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 301
The first disc-braked production chassis
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Registration no. 147 MMC
Chassis no. AM300/3B/1401
Engine no. DBA/1099
Estimate: £15,000 - 17,000
Footnote:
Two years after the introduction of the DB2/4 MkII came the DB MkIII - the '2/4' suffix being dropped - 551 of which, mainly saloons, were made between March 1957 and July 1959, 55% of which were exported. Externally the most obvious change was the adoption of a DB3S-style grille, establishing the 'hallmark' look of subsequent Aston Martins, which had been drawn up by Tickford designer, Bert Thickpenny. This restyled nose give the car a more imposing look while the interior boasted a redesigned dashboard with instruments grouped in a cowled panel ahead of the driver.
The 3.0-litre engine benefited from an extensive