1954 Aston Martin DB2

Ex-1962/63 Targa Florio, Andrew Wray Roberts

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
Ex-1962/63 Targa Florio, Andrew Wray Roberts
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Drophead Coupé
Coachwork by Mulliners of Birmingham
Registration no. SVH 66
Chassis no. LML/839
Engine no. VB6J/340
Estimate: £70,000 - 90,000
Footnote:
One of approximately 102 drophead coupé DB2/4s made, 'LML/839' was first registered on 28th October 1954 and in October 1961 was acquired by Andrew Wray Roberts, who raced the car in 1962 and 1963 in the Targa Florio. He later wrote an article for the AMOC magazine, 'A Tale of Two Targas', about his experiences. In 1970 the DB2/4 was chosen to represent the year 1954 at the Aston Martin Silver Jubilee celebrations at Crystal Palace and in November '70 was acquired by the present owner.
An extensive rebuild was commissioned in 1976 with the chassis being shot blasted, the front suspension rebuilt with