1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon 

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon

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- Originally delivered new to Cambridge, England, finished in Black with Beige interior.
With the same French owner for 40 years, offered with an Aston Martin Heritage certificate.
With the introduction of the ‘2 2’ DB2/4 in October 1953, Aston Martin extended the DB2’s appeal to the hitherto untapped yet increasingly important market comprised of ‘sports car enthusiasts with a family’. Modifications to the rear of the chassis, plus a reduction in fuel tank capacity from 19 to 17 gallons, liberated sufficient space within the existing design for two child-sized occasional rear seats. Alternatively, the rear seat backs could be folded down, thus creating a load-carrying platform that more than doubled the luggage space. The latter could be accessed via the 2/4’s opening rear door, a pioneering example of the now commonplace ‘hatchback’ concept.
‘This transformation gives the Aston Martin DB2/4 an unrivalled luggage-carrying capacity in a car which should be capable in favourable circumstances of achieving two miles a minute,’ reported The Motor. ‘The DB2/4 can truthfully claim to be the fastest car in the world capable of carrying two people with a month’s luggage.’
Standard specification included the 2.6-litre ‘VB6E’ engine in 125bhp Vantage tune, but from early in 1954 the 3.0-litre 140bhp ‘VB6J’ engine was installed. Equipped with the latter, the DB2/4 was one of the fastest cars then built in Great Britain – with 100mph achievable in third gear and around 120mph maximum – possessing impeccable handling plus a level of comfort rare in any high-performance car.
This wonderful example was first delivered new to the Ireland Brothers Limited, Cambridgeshire, England on 27th May 1955, finished in black with a beige leather interior. According to the Heritage Certificate, factory options include Alfin drum brakes, Radiomobile 200XB radio, 1 Marchal Grand Portee spot lamp, 1 Marchal Virages Brouillard fog lamp and instruction book. The car comes to market having been in the care of a private owner in France for over 40 years and represents a fine opportunity for the discerning collector.View 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon For Sale on Coys.co.uk for further details.

Reference Number 509700

as of 2/1/2018


Lot 337

 Contact  Location
 Phone    City  Maastricht
 Fax    State  Limburg
 Mobile    Country  Netherlands Netherlands
Car 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon
VIN LML/911 
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