DB MKIII 1957-1959

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SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 2922cc, in-line 6 Power 162bhp @ 5500rpm Torque n/a 0-60mph 9.3sec Top speed 120mph

The MKIII (note: not DB3) was ef­fec­tively the third se­ries of the DB2/4, but As­ton dropped the 2/4 nomen­cla­ture for its 1957-1959 range of coupes, drop­heads and fixed-heads. The lines were smoother and more pur­pose­ful, the grille pre­view­ing decades of As­tons to come, and even in its lowli­est tune the Wil­lie Wat­son six was now mak­ing well over 150bhp (up to 190bhp on triple We­bers). The MKIII ac­tu­ally over­lapped with the in­tro­duc­tion of the DB4 by sev­eral months, and to­tal pro­duc­tion of all three vari­ants hit 551.

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