Aston Martin 1958 

DB Mk III          
DB 4 – London        


Aston Martin DB Mark III Saloon features a more powerful version of the 3-litre engine than was used on the DB2-4 Mark II (178 bhp v. 162 bhp), modified front end incorporating a mesh radiator grille, disc brakes on the front wheels and hydraulically-operated clutch. Overdrive is optionally available. A Coupé version is also offered.

DB 4 is a completely new car announced in 1958 with "Superleggera" (super light) aluminium body panels on lightweight tubular steel frame, designed by Touring of Milan, on a box section chassis. Two plus two seating with fixed rear window and opening boot. Also new was light-alloy wet-liner six-cylinder 2-ohc engine. Capacity was 3670cc giving 240 bhp and top speed of 139 mph, or in Vantage guise 266 bhp and 148 mph. Coil spring ifs and coil sprung rear axle located by trailing arms and transverse Watts linkage. Servo assisted disc brakes all around.




DB 4 bodywork designed by Carrozzeria Superleggera Touring will be produced in Britain by Tickford.




DBR 1           
1st Tourist Trophy DBR 1 #77 Moss/Brooks
2nd Tourist Trophy DBR 1   Salvadori/Brabham
3rd Tourist Trophy DBR 1   Shelby/Levis-Evans
2nd 24h Le Mans DBR 1   Whitehead/Whitehead
1st 1000km Nürburgring DBR 1 #1 Moss/Brabham

Tony Brooks in DBR 2/2 at Oulton Park in 1958.