1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII FastBack Coupe / AM/300/3/1345 Chassis Information

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII photograph

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII photograph

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM/300/3/1345
Engine #: DBA/1004
Sold for $319,000 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $257,600 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
In October of 1953, Aston Martin introduced the 2+2 DB2/4. After extensive revisions to the car's rear end arrangements, there was room for two occasion seats and more luggage. Two years after the introduction of the mildly restyled DB2/4 MKII came the DB MKIII - the '2/4' suffix was no longer used.

Between March 1957 and July of 1959, Aston Martin produced 551 saloons, with about 55% of those being exported.

The DB MKIII used a DB3S-style grille which had been designed by Tickford designer Bert Thickpenny. The interior had a redesigned dashboard with instruments groups in a cowled panel ahead of the driver.

Tadek Marek, who had just arrived from Austin, redesigned the 3.0 liter engine. Modifications included a stiffer block, stronger camshaft and a new cylinder head with bigger valves. With the single pipe exhaust system, the engine offered 162 horsepower. With the optional twin-pipe version, power rose to 178bhp. Other improvements were made to the clutch and gearbox. Laycock overdrive became available and front disc brakes became standard rather than optional after the first 100 cars had been built. Even though the car had gained extra weight, the MKIII was faster than any of its predecessors.

Chassis no. AM/300/3/1345
This Aston Martin came equipped from the factory with 2 Rumbold Safety Belts, Twin Exhaust system, a Smiths Oil Temperature gauge, and disc brakes. The original owner was Captain Jerome J. Sauber who took delivery in September of 1957. It was finished in Broken White paintwork with a red Connolly leather interior.

By the 1970s, the car had entered the car of Irv Bahrt of New Jersey. By 2000, the car was in California and in the care of Dr. Robert Elliot of San Juan Capistrano. In 2004, it was sold to a Virginia resident before coming into the care of its present owner.

Currently, the car is finished in British Racing Green with an interior to match. The car has been given triple Weber carburetors and a modern Tremec 5 speed gearbox.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014


2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$250,000-$300,000 
Sale Price :
$257,600

2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
$319,000

2019 4
2018 1
2017 3
2016 1
2015 4
2014 3
2013 2
2012 1
2011 2
2010 3

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II
Chassis#: AM300/1293
Sold for $302,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1345
Sold for $257,600
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  
1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupé Conversion
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1361
Sold for $293,130
  2019 Bonhams : Aston Martin Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII
Chassis#: AM300/3/1342
Sold for $271,276
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1332
Sold for $396,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Coupé DESIGN PROJECT 193 (DBMkIII PROTOTYPE)
Chassis#: AM300/3A/1300
Sold for $439,266
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#: AM300/1250
Sold for $70,568
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII
Chassis#: AM300/3/1341
Sold for $209,643
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1358
Sold for $306,997
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/1202
Sold for $392,028
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Salon Prive Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis#: AM/300/1276
Sold for $286,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III by Tickford
Chassis#: AM300/3/1363
Sold for $335,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  
1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1396
Sold for $335,367
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII SALOON
Chassis#: AM300/1211
Sold for $120,885
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3A/1358
Sold for $280,093
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1345
Sold for $319,000
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Sold for $290,504
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/1192
Sold for $231,608
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII
Chassis#: AM3001268
Sold for $94,770
  2012 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII
Chassis#: AM3001268
Sold for $87,750
  2011 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drophead CoupeAM.300/12652016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $450,000$550,000
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III SaloonAM300313192014 WorldWide Auctions The Houston Classic Motorcar Auction $270,000$300,000
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports SaloonAM300/3/13412012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $140,000$160,000
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III CoupeAM300/3/13902012 RMAutomobiles of Arizona$150,000$195,000$235,000
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports SaloonAM 300/3/13152011 Bonhams Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais $160,000$190,000
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIIAM300/11202008 Automobiles of London$40,000$50,000$70,000

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1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle thumbnail image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 DropHead Coupe
Chassis Num: AM.300/1265
Engine Num: VB6J/890/1
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1345
Engine Num: DBA/1004
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1380
Engine Num: DBA 998
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1363
Engine Num: DBA/981
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM 300/3/1333
Engine Num: DBA/959
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1359
Engine Num: DBA 1001
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1386
Engine Num: 1029
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1395
Engine Num: DBA/1032
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1402
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1451
Engine Num: DBA/1056
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1624
Engine Num: DBA 1242
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41959 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM/300/3/1564
Engine Num: DBA 1207
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41959 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: AM30031751
Engine Num: DBD1420
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII1960 Saloon
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1728
Engine Num: DBA/1346


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