1956 Aston Martin DB2

/4 MKII Drophead

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Beech Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

'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.
David Brown's acquisition of Tickford Ltd in 1953 led to bodywork for the revised DB2/4 MkII being manufactured by the Newport Pagnell coachbuilder. Mechanically the same as the 'MkI', the MkII was identifiable by its subtly altered lines, the most significant change being a ¾" increase in roof height that afforded greater headroom. In MkII form the DB2/4 continued to be available as a close-coupled sports saloon or drophead coupé, while for the first time an alternative fixed-head coupé was made available, of which 34 were made.
Chassis number 'AM300/1220' was originally manufactured as a fixed-head coupé but when its restoration commenced in 1986 a decision was taken not to re-fit the hardtop; instead the normal Tickford folding hood was fitted in its place while carefully retaining all the other Tic