1955 Aston Martin DB2

DB2/4 MkII Drophead Coupé

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ivory
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Sale of Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars and Related Automobilia
21 May 2011
Aston Martin Works Service
Newport Pagnell,
Buckinghamshire, MK16 9AN
Motor cars: 13:00
Lot No: 327
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Drophead Coupé
Coachwork by Tickford
Registration no. SGF 654
Chassis no. AM300/1104
Engine no. VB6J/625
Estimate: £180,000 - 200,000
Footnote:
Only 16 drophead coupés were constructed on the DB2/4 MkII chassis, this example, chassis number 'AM300/1104', being the first customer car. Completed on 11th October 1955, it has coachwork by Tickford, David Brown having acquired the Newport Pagnell coachbuilder in 1954, and was first registered on 1st January 1956. The car has the desirable 'L1' high performance cylinder head, twin exhausts and Alfin brake drums, all factory-fitted after manufacture.
Having been off the road for a number of years, 'SGF 654' was acquired by Denis Brocklehurst, of Sheldon, Derbyshire (owner of Needhams Garage in Bakewell) around 1973. The car was k