The Aston Martin DB Mark III was a high-performance sports car produced by Aston Martin from 1957 to 1959. It was the successor to the DB2/4 Mark II and was designed to compete with the Jaguar XK140 and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
The DB Mark III was powered by a 2.9-liter inline-six engine that produced 162 horsepower and could reach a top speed of 120 miles per hour. It was available with a four-speed manual transmission or a three-speed automatic transmission.
The exterior of the DB Mark III featured a classic, elegant design with a long, sloping hood and curved fenders. The car was available in both coupe and convertible models, and customers could choose from a variety of custom colors and interior options.
The DB Mark III was highly successful in racing, winning its class at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans and setting several speed records at the Montlhéry Autodrome in France. The car also competed in rallies, including the Monte Carlo Rally and the Alpine Rally.
Only 551 DB Mark IIIs were produced, making it a rare and highly sought-after collector’s item today. The car’s combination of classic styling, high-performance capabilities, and racing success have made it a beloved icon in the world of sports cars.