1955 Aston Martin DB2

DB2/4 Mark I 3-litre Drophead Coupé

Summary

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

Description

Bonhams Aston Martin and related Automobilia Sale
9 May 2009
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited,
Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks MK16 9AN
Sale viewings - 9 May 2009 09:00-14:00
Automobilia sale - 9 May 2009 starting at 10:30
Motor Cars sale - 9 May 2009 starting at 15:30
In October 1953 Aston Martin launched the 2+2 DB2/4 which replaced the already highly successful DB2. The new car accommodated additional passenger space but technically closely resembled its DB2 predecessor, employing the latter’s rectangular-tube chassis, trailing arm, independent front suspension and well-located live rear axle. Initially the DB2/4 retained the W.O. Bentley-designed 2.6-litre, twin-cam power unit which, in Vantage specification, developed 125bhp, however the arrival of the 3-litre, 140bhp engine in 1954 gave the DB2/4 that extra grunt which the more sporting motorist sought. The Drophead Coupé Mark I was built in relatively small numbers with approximately 75 examples leaving Newport Pagnell, many of