1959 Aston Martin DB MKIII

780,000 €

Aston Martin DB MKIII

A copy of the original build sheet for the car shows the car’s delivery to it’s first owner, Joseph Paynton on the 8th August 1959.

In 1966, the second owner, Dr Free, an enthusiast and professional engineer bought the car to replace his Svecia Red AC Bristol convertible that he had christened “Jezebel” after the 1950’s Frankie Lane hit.  This car had sadly been written off and the MK 3, was re-sprayed in Svecia Red.  The paint was obtained on special order from the AC in Thames Ditton and “Jezebel 2″ was born.

A new differential and rear axle were fitted by Whites of Maidenhead in 1967 and in 1968, Lowe’s of Whyteleaf replaced the hood with a new one in matching Svecia Red to exactly match the look of “Jezebel 1″.  Dr Free’s job took him to the USA at this time and Lowe’s arranged shipment of the car to New York where a dock strike held up arrival of the car until February 1969.

A regular at AMOC meetings and race meets in the States, the car frequently drew crowds in New York City when parked or just stopped at traffic lights.

Repainted when the owner returned to the UK in the late 1970’s, there are also photos of an AMOC line up at Brands Hatch in the early 1980’s.

The car was given to Dr Free’s son as a 21st birthday gift in 1992, but with the risk of traffic damage and the cost of insurance, the car was put under a heavy tarpaulin in the front garden where it sadly remained ever since.

Post Vintage acquired the car in May 2013 and a full restoration began.

Subject to a no expense spared ground up rebuild to the very highest standard by ourselves completed in November 2015. Fitted with over drive from new and finished in Elusive blue with white gold Connolly luxan leather. Possibly the very best in existence today.

“It is rare to find a car of this age with such traceable history that offers a new owner or collector the opportunity to own a unique car that has been restored to our personal high standards” – Adrian Johnson @ Post Vintage Engineers Ltd

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Year: 1959
Make: Aston Martin
Model: DB MKIII
Price: 780,000 €
Dealer: Adrian Johnson
Adrian Johnson
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Adrian Johnson – previously known as Post Vintage – is a family business that has been operating as a classic Aston Martin specialist since 1979 and provides a full range of services for models from the 1950s to the 1990s. Chris Johnson – Adrian’s father - started Post Vintage after becoming disenchanted with work on his own Aston Martin DB2 and therefore undertook the work he required himself to a standard which quickly gained many admirers in Aston Martin and vintage car circles. Word of mouth soon played a part and Post Vintage began to specialise purely in classic Aston Martin work. Adrian started helping out in the workshop at the tender age of 12 years old and as soon as he left school joined the firm, quickly developing an excellent reputation as a metal worker. Gradually becoming immersed in the day-to-day running, Adrian steered the business into the enterprise it is today. We now operate from an 18,000 square foot purpose built state of the art facility, providing in-house workshops, paint room and trim shop and offering a range of services from Aston Martin servicing to factory schedules, to concours prize winning restorations. Our highly skilled staff have worked on some of the most significant Aston Martin models made and produce work of an unrivalled quality. Additionally we offer a select number of classic Aston Martins for sale and provide sales and acquisition consultancy to clients worldwide. The team here at Adrian Johnson are passionate about classic Aston Martins and we can demonstrate how this is reflected in the quality of the work we produce. We cordially invite you to arrange to view our facilities and see for yourself why serious collectors trust us to look after their classic Aston Martin requirements. Why the name change from Post Vintage to Adrian Johnson? Well, we very seldom work on 1930s vintage cars these days and, although Chris is well past retirement age and still sharp as a tack he has had little to do with the ongoing management of the business for some time preferring to work a few days a week in the engine shop to keep an eye on the next generation of our engine builders! Adrian’s vision and commercial enterprise has been largely responsible for the major changes in the business development and we felt it was a good time to re-brand and identify the business with the principal with the most recognition relating to our customers of today.
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