1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Tickford Fixed Head Coupe SOLD

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Bayard Crimson with Devon Stone colored top section, Beige leather interior and Beige carpeting, Restored, Full history from new, 4-speed transmission, 1 of 34 originally manufactured.

This is 1 of 34 DB 2/4’s bodied by Tickford. This fixed head coupe has accommodation for driver and passenger with occasional rear seats for two as well as ample luggage space. The power output is from a 3.0 liter six cylinder twin overhead cam engine with twin SU carburetors that produces 162 horsepower.

As with all Mark II's, the bodies were made at the famous Tickford coachbuilding works in Newport Pagnell. During just two years of production only 34 examples were made making them one of the most desirable of all the Astons of the 1950's.

The DB 2/4, # 1103 was completed in October of 1955, it was designated as the factory demonstrator and was likely the London Motor Show car, as it appears in many period publications. After serving its promotional duties for the factory, it was sold to its first owner, J. Kennedy of Ealing. The next owner, Mr. M.H. White of Ealing bought the car from Mr. Kennedy and 1103 made its first trip to North America. Dr. Kenneth Barnicoat, a Brit practicing medicine in Toronto bought the car in 1978. Mr. Barnicoat then spent the next ten years extensively restoring it to as-new condition.

Once restored, 1103 took top class honors at the UK Aston Martin Owner’s Club’s Britsmorton Court Concours in 1993. In the mid 1990’s it was acquired by UK based Aston dealer Andre Bloom on behalf of a well-known collection of 350 cars, it remained in this collection until the summer of 2005 when it was purchased by its recent and previous owner.

Extensive documentation is available with the car, including early service records from 1955-61. A photographic history of the painstaking restoration is also included. More recently, 1103 has been inspected and freshened by the well-known West Coast Aston Martin specialists Kevin Kay Restorations. It is currently in exceptional condition throughout, ready for road use or show, it is a very rare and special Aston and an opportunity to own a very rare sports car and a welcome to any garage-collection.

Reference Number 12424

as of 8/21/2007

Overview
Car 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Tickford Fixed Head Coupe
VIN AM300/1103 
Small Series  1 of 34 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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