Aston Martin DB Mk. III

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Aston Martin DB Mk. III

1950 - 1959
Country:
United Kingdom
Engine:
DOCH straight 6
Capacity:
2580-2922 cc
Power:
107-196 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. man
Top Speed:
185-209 km/h.
Number Built:
DB2 to Mk.III 1,728
Collectability:
5 star
Aston Martin DB Mk. III
The DB Mk.III resulted from its predecessor, the DB 2. It had a bigger and wider grille and a three-liter twin-cam six motor.

This was upgraded for this model by the introduction of a stiffer block and much improved timing chain and intake manifolds.

Technology taken from the DB3-S racers resulted in larger valves and higher-lift cam-shafts which caused better breathing from the car.

The twin SU carburetors stayed. David Brown had supplied the gearboxes on all DB models. It had a crash first gear and the option of overdrive on top gear on the MK III which gave 28.4 per 1000rpm. Girling front discs were considered an innovative aspect of the Mk.III.

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