Launched in October 1953, the Aston Martin DB 2/4 marked a step change for Aston Martin as they began to tap into the untouched market of ‘sports enthusiasts with family’. Early 1954 DB 2/4 were capable of a reported top speed of 190 km/h, with 0 – 100 in 11 seconds which at the time held the title of ‘fastest car built in Britain’. Known not only for it’s impeccable handling and a level of comfort, not commonly found in any other sports car at the time, the DB 2/4 had remarkable rally credentials, entering the Monte Carlo Rally in 1955 and taking the team to victory.
Modifications weren’t restricted to performance, the additional space at the rear couple with a reduced fuel tank and freed up enough space for an additional two passenger seating. With folding backseats that more than doubled the luggage area, the DB 2/4 was one of the early examples of what we now call the ‘hatchback’.
This stunning 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark I 3-litre sports saloon in Orient Blue with Beige interior was one of the first 451 DB 2/4 Mark off the production line. Delivered new to France in right-hand drive, the car would reside across the channel for the majority of its life. Having undergone a full restoration in the late 2000’s this DB 2/4 provides an incredible and unique driving experience and will turn heads with it’s classic 50’s styling.
This exceptional Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark I, has lived a long and well-kept life since first being delivered new to Paris, France. The first owner is believed to have been a rich Parisian and avid collector of classic Ferrari’s and Maserati’s. After only a few years of ownership the car was sold and by 1958 the DB 2/4 has seen a further two owners before findinglong termowner in the south of France.
In 2007 the DB 2/4 had been off the road for some 35 years or more, it was at this time that the car underwent extensive restoration using original parts from anofficialappointed manufacturer of genuine classic Aston Martin parts inDorest, UK. The Aston Martin was finished in its original 1954 colour combination, returned to the road in 2013.
It was only recently that the car has been returned to its country of manufacture, the DB 2/4 is accompanied with an original and extensive history file of documentation such as:
- Copy of the original guarantee form - Bill of sale - Numerous invoices (from UK Aston Martin specialist during restoration) - Condition reports (2012-2015) - List of all works and services carried out (including odometer readings) - Current French Carte Grise and Contrôle Technique (valid until 11/2019)
Exterior and Interior
This iconic 50’s sports car presented in superb condition and still retains its original Beige leather interior and walnut dash. Currently earmarked to undergo a full exterior respray to restore the DB 2/4's original Orient Blue colour.
Mechanicals As a result of its restoration between 2007-2013, this car is mechanically sound and offers a truly unique driving experience. The DB 2/4 has an impressive amount of power, handles well and is an absolute pleasure to drive.
If you are interested in taking up this rare opportunity, please inquire by phoneor email. We are more than happy to welcome any serious buyers to our premises to view the car in its current state and to view our facilities.