DB MKIII 1957-1959
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.