The Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III was produced from 1957 to 1959 and was the final iteration of the DB2/4 model line. It was designed as a more refined and luxurious version of the DB2/4 and featured numerous upgrades and improvements over its predecessors.
The DB2/4 Mk III was powered by a 2.9-liter straight-six engine producing 162 horsepower. It was capable of reaching a top speed of 120 mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just under 10 seconds. The engine was mated to a four-speed manual transmission with optional overdrive.
One of the most significant changes in the Mark III was the introduction of a hatchback-style rear door, which allowed for easier access to the rear seats and increased luggage capacity. The Mark III also featured redesigned front and rear bumpers, as well as a new grille design.
The interior of the Mark III was also improved, with more comfortable seats, a redesigned dashboard, and increased soundproofing. Optional extras included a heater, a radio, and a sunroof.
The DB2/4 Mk III also saw significant success in motorsports, with the car winning its class in the 1958 Monte Carlo Rally and the 1959 Tour de France Automobile. It also achieved success in endurance racing, with a Mark III driven by Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman winning the 1959 Nurburgring 1000km.
A total of 551 DB2/4 Mk III cars were produced between 1957 and 1959, making it a rare and highly sought-after model among collectors today. Its combination of performance, luxury, and motorsports success make it a significant part of Aston Martin’s history.