1954 Aston Martin DB2

DB2/4 Restoration Project

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Metallic Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Fine car though the Aston Martin DB2 was, its sales had been affected by the limitations of two seats and minimal luggage space. Aston Martin thus redesigned the rear of the car to enable two occasional rear seats to be installed, at the same time raising the roof line slightly to increase headroom and fitting a larger rear window in an opening lid, as such this Aston Martin appropriately renamed the DB2/4, was arguably the world''s first hatchback. The windscreen also became a one-piece moulding, the quarterlight windows were reshaped, headlights repositioned higher in the bonnet and the overall length increased by six inches. Beneath the aluminium body the rigid steel chassis retained its independent trailing link/coil spring front suspension, with transverse torsi