1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 ConvertibleSOLD

COYS - Sports Racing and Grand Prix Cars - Brands Hatch - 27th May 2007

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Estimate: £62,000-70,000

Sold £77,752

The DB2/4 was a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1953 through 1957. It was based on the DB2 model it replaced, but featured 2+2 seating and a novel hatch back, well ahead of the times. Other changes included a wraparound windscreen, larger bumpers, and repositioned headlights. As before, a drophead coupe was also offered, and private buyers commissioned Bertone to build a handful of spiders.

The Lagonda engine was initially the same dual overhead cam straight-6 designed by W. O. Bentley used in the Vantage version of the DB2. Displacement for this VB6E engine was 2.6 L (2580 cc/157 inÚ), giving 125 hp (93 kW). In mid-1954, a 2.9 L (2922 cc/178 inÚ) VB6/J version was used, pushing power to 140 hp (104 kW) and allowing the car to hit 120 mph (193 km/h).

102 Drophead Coupe models were built of the 565 total Mark I models.

A Mark II model, introduced in 1955, allowed for an optional large-valve engine capable of 165 hp. Other changes include small tailfins, bubble-type tail lights, and added chrome. A 2-seat Fixed Head Coupe was also new, in addition to the continued Drophead.

This particular car has, some years ago, undergone a comprehensive restoration to both its mechanical components along with cosmetic refurbishment and more recently the engine has benefited from an overhaul costing in the region of £8,000.

The car has come from part of a well known UK private collection, this car has seen minimal use since its restoration. .

With burgundy coachwork, tan hide upholstery, brilliant chromework and black hood, this rare 1950's Aston Martin sports car stands resplendent in its attractive livery and convertible coachwork. Complete handbook a selection of current bills and a new MOT.

Reference Number 9492

as of 5/13/2007

Car 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible