1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 FIA Papers: Class A / 3SOLD

"Ex Round the World Classic Rally"

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The DB 2/4 was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1953. A development of the well-received DB2, the 2/4 was to overcome the restrictions of a two seater with the addition of two occasional rear seats. Luggage capacity also increased with access via a third door or tailgate featuring an enlarged rear window. The luggage space can be further enhanced by folding down the rear seats. At the time, when three door cars were a rarity, this almost justified the comment attributed to the Bentley Drivers Club, that the car was then the fastest shooting brake in the world.

The DB 2.6 litre engine is the production version of W.O. Bentley’s last brain child, conceived during the latter part of the Second World War with a capacity of 2,580c.c. The Vantage engine was fitted as standard equipment until the 3.0 litre engine was introduced in April 1954. In 1955 three cars were prepared as works entries for the Monte Carlo Rally and won the team prize, later that year two of the cars went on to compete in the Mille Miglia.

LML779 underwent a full restoration, returning the car to original specification with a few sensible upgrades by marque specialists, Trinity Engineering in 2001 before competing in the ‘Tulip Rally.’ Between 2002 up to the present day, further expenditure totalling £40,630.72 has been lavished on it. One of the most important upgrades was the fitment of a 5-speed manual gearbox which literally transforms the driveability of the car when covering long distances. The car is presented in absolutely superb order and ready to be enjoyed on road and rally events worldwide or just for general touring.

Previously the car took part in the 2000, “Round the World Classic Rally” and featured in the book “Driving Ambition”. The car crossed four Continents, driving through 22 Countries in the first ever timed circumnavigation of the globe. It was the longest ever rally in the history of the car! The Aston entered the record books to become the first car to be driven around the world in 80 days! This incredible journey was the toughest possible test of a motor car and it is testament to its superb preparation that it succeeded with flying colours.

This is a great opportunity to acquire a great Feltham Aston Martin with a most interesting history. The Aston also benefits from a recent FIVA Identity Card issued on February 22nd 2011.

Now offered for immediate delivery and it is currently available for inspection at our central London showroom

Reference Number 121206

as of 4/5/2011

Car 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 FIA Papers: Class A / 3
Exterior / Interior Color      Bordeaux Metallic /      Tan Hide 
Registration 690 YBF 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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