First released in October 1953, the Aston Martin DB 2/4 marked a step change for Aston Martin as they began entering the ‘sports enthusiasts with families’ market. The DB 2/4 was 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’. Offering additional space at the rear, coupled with a reduced fuel tank, the DB 2/4 had freed up enough space to accommodate an additional two passengers and became what we now call a ‘hatchback’.
Not originally intended for the track but after a period of private ownership, the 2/4 quickly proved its worth as a rally champ. Aston Martin Works race department prepared three track models fitted with a later 2.9-litre engine and DB3S cylinder heads. Entering the Monte Carlo Rally in 1955 taking the team to victory.
Arriving to us in 2017 this 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mark I is believed to be one of the first 451 DB 2/4 Mark off the production line. Delivered new to France an original right-hand drive Aston, the car resided across the channel for much of its life. In 2007 the DB 2/4 was treated to a full restoration finishing the Aston in its factory combination of Orient Blue and Beige interior.
The Aston Martin has since undergone a full body strip taking the 50’s classic back to bare metal. It was clear to our Aston Martin bodywork specialist that the DB 2/4 had some minor underlying issues from years of motoring, such issues as general bodywork corrosion, poorly shaped bonnet. Once the car has been fully stripped of its paint, the team proceeded to correct the misshapen bonnet, which had been a result of a poor previous accident repair.
During its lifetime the DB 2/4 had been fitted with some additional features such as rear boot reflectors, rear indicator lights, side bonnet vents and door sill chrome. After some research, it was clear that these were not original factory features on an Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKI, so in the pursuit of originality the team set out removing these features, restoring that sort after factory look.
With all the 2/4’s bodywork issues corrected, the car currently sits waiting with its colour finish to be decided. This 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 is available for purchase and offers a great investment and opportunity to decide the final finish.
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