April 5, 2022

Blog: Bond-worthy! 1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III

This 1957 Aston Martin DB is being offered by a seller in Barrie, ON for $140,000 with 100 kms on the odometer. The aluminium, brass, and cupro-nickel body on this concourse-level Aston Martin DB Mark III needs paint and glass as well as interior installation. 

Sometimes called the DB 2/4 Mark III, the body style changes that replaced Aston Martin’s DB2 included a wraparound windshield, new instrument panel, larger bumpers, repositioned headlights, and the option of Girling disc brakes. This 1957 update was designed by a 17-year-old draughtsman named John Turner. The car utilises a hydraulic clutch, a 4-speed manual gearbox, worm-and-sector steering, and a live rear axle. Only 551 Mark III’s were produced between 1957 and 1959. Ian Fleming’s James Bond drives an Aston Martin Mark III in the 1959 novel Goldfinger, and when the film was released in 1964 they had Bond in a DB5, making an icon out of this Aston Martin production line.

The vehicle is powered by a professionally restored 2.9-liter Lagonda DOHC straight-6 engine with large “L” valves producing 160 horsepower, with twin SU carburetors. Collectors seeking to invest in an Aston Martin DB Mark III will find that there are few on the market, and values have climbed consistently higher over the years. 

You can view the listing here.