1955 Aston Martin DB2

DB2/4 Drophead Coupé

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ivory
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • 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: 306
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé
Coachwork by Mulliners of Birmingham
Registration no. 362 BYT/6452 ZE (see text)
Chassis no. LML/902
Engine no. VB6J/399
Estimate: £100,000 - 130,000
Footnote:
'The Aston Martin DB2/4 is an expensive car designed to cater for the connoisseur of sports cars who is not limited by financial considerations.' - Autocar, 2nd October 1953.
With the introduction of the '2+2' DB2/4 in October 1953, Aston Martin extended the DB2's appeal to the hitherto untapped yet increasingly important market comprised of 'sports car enthusiasts with a family'. Modifications to the rear of the chassis plus a reduction in fuel tank capacity from 19 to 17 gallons liberated sufficient space within the existing design for two child-sized occasional rear seats. Alternatively, the rear seat b