1958 Aston Martin DB MKIII Drophead Coupé

One of only 85 DB MkIII drophead coupés produced, chassis number ‘1609’ was equipped with DBA-type engine number ‘1229’, which it still retains to this day, along with its’ rare factory-fitted overdrive gearbox.

Delivered new to Guy Salmon Automobiles Ltd of Thames Ditton, its first owner was Mr P Cadbury of Ascot, Berkshire. The car remained in England until 1987, when it was purchased and subsequently moved to Germany. It was owned by Dr Wulf Müller, who had extensive restoration work carried out by Norbert Hieber in Munich that same year.

It was later repatriated to England in the late 1990s, where it was scarcely driven before being offered for sale and purchased by Mr Dietmar Binkowska, who exported the car back to Germany once again in 2002. In 2009 it was bought by a Belgian collector who enjoyed and maintained the car regardless of cost for the next 9 years.

Present with the car is a superb history file with many invoices and photographs on file documenting restorative work undertaken over the years.

An extremely well-presented example with beautifully patinated interior and fantastic body and paintwork. Similarly, the car drives exceptionally well. A rare example of one of the finest Aston Martins produced, chassis 1609 is the perfect example for any astute collector and enthusiast alike.

Year: 1958
Make: Aston Martin
Dealer: Pendine
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. The company is named after Pendine sands, the 7 mile stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales that was the setting for Britain claiming and retaining the land speed record in the 1920s. The record runs started with Malcom Campbell in 1924, Parry Thomas with ‘Babs’ in 1926 and finally Campbell again in the first Bluebird in 1927. In the spirit of those pioneer racers, our mission at Pendine is to become the leaders in our field, breathing fresh life into the historic car market as we go.
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