1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III Fastback Coupe / AM300/3/1518 Vehicle Information

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III photograph

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III
Fastback Coupe
Chassis #: AM300/3/1518
Engine #: DBA/1312
Sold for $357,000 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
This Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III was a factory demonstrator that was first privately owned by Carroll Shelby. When Mr. Shelby acquired it in 1958 he was driving professionally for the David Brown Racing Department. He acquired the Mark III for around half price ($3,500) and prior to the sale, the engine was replaced. Mr. Shelby enjoyed a very successful 1959 season with Aston Martin, with a victory at the 24 Hours of LeMans in late June. Following a final service in September, the car was exported to his home state of Texas.

In the mid-1990s, the car resurfaced and at the time was owned by a Harold Wayne Simpson of Santa Cruz, California. It was acquired by Ed Hermann and at the time the car was in a state of disrepair. Mr. Herrmann commissioned RM Auction Restorations to undertake a comprehensive restoration. Around this time the Carroll Shelby ownership was discovered and Mr. Herrmann was able to contact Shelby and confirm several aspects of his ownership.

The restoration was completed in 1999 and then went on to receive several awards at concours around the United States. A short time later, the car was sold to Judge Joseph Cassini. Since then, the car has passed through a short succession of known owners, currently resides with a collector on the East Coast.

The car is finished in its original colors of Cardinal Grey over Red leather. It is equipped with engine number DBA/1312 as was fitted in 1958 before its sale to Carroll Shelby. It has twin exhaust which it received in early 1959.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2020


2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $357,000

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1518
Sold for USD$357,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1566
Sold for USD$277,516
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1653
Sold for USD$154,705
  2019 RM Sothebys : London
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII
Sold for USD$214,975
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1394
Sold for USD$235,546
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1612
Sold for USD$143,254
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1609
Sold for USD$518,931
  2018 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1759
Sold for USD$523,694
  2018 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1529
Sold for USD$273,953
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III by Tickford
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1359
Sold for USD$302,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MARK III DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: AM300/3/1492
Sold for USD$652,533
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 
1958 Aston DB2/4 Mark III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1781
Sold for USD$185,283
  2016 Coys : Autosport International
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MK III Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1696
Sold for USD$328,601
  2015 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/3/1451
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports Saloon Coachwork by Tickford One o
Sold for USD$212,472
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1564
Sold for USD$385,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/3/1402
Sold for USD$1,012,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III image  
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III DROPHEAD COUPÉ PROJECT
Chassis#: AM300/3/1430
Sold for USD$242,418
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MKIII SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: AM300/3/1690
Sold for USD$255,538
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1958 Aston Martin DB MK III
Sold for USD$268,134
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead CoupéAM300/3/15222019 RM Sothebys : London $310,000$350,000
1958 Aston-Martin DB2-4 Mark IIIAM 300 3 5232017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $275,000$325,000
1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIIIAM300 / 3 / 13782016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic $310,000$350,000
1958 ASTON MARTIN DB MARK III SPORTS SALOONAM300/3/17562016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $170,000$210,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MK III SaloonAM300/3/16932014 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII SaloonAM300/3/15062014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $200,000$250,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports SaloonAM300/3/15322013 Coys Techno Classica $110,000$135,000
1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III CoupeAM300/3/16222012 RMAutomobiles of Arizona$210,000$250,000$300,000
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark IIIAM 300 317202011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $60,000$80,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MkIIIAM/3/16902011 Coys Auction Blenheim Palace $95,000$115,000
1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III CoupéAM300/3/15372011 RM Auctions Salon Privé$90,000$95,000$125,000
1958 Aston Martin DB MK IIIA CoupeAM300/3/13862011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions$197,500$200,000$250,000

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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 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: AM/300/3/1478
Engine Num: DBA 1086
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/1293
Engine Num: VB6J/918
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 DB 2/4 MKIII1957 FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1390
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/4 MK III1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AM 300 3 1622
Engine Num: DBA 1234
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: AM300/3/1518
Engine Num: DBA/1312
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 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
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 DB2/4 MKIII1960 Saloon
Chassis Num: AM300/3/1728
Engine Num: DBA/1346


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