1958 Aston Martin DB2

2/4 Mk III

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: AM300/3/1615
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 car with two occasional rear seats, at the same time raising the roof line to increase headroom and fitting a larger rear window in an opening lid; as such this Aston, appropriately renamed the DB2/4, was arguably the world’s first hatchback. The windscreen also became a one-piece molding, the quarter-light windows were reshaped, the headlights repositioned higher and the overall length increased by six inches. Beneath the aluminum body the rigid steel chassis retained its independent trailing link/coil spring front suspension, with transverse torsion bar, and a live coil-sprung rear axle located by parallel arms and Panhard rod. Brakes were large and powerful dru