1959 Aston Martin DB2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    245
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Monegasque title Engine DBA 1447 - Very rare lefthand drive example - Pure, elegant styling - Regularly maintained by Aston Martin Monaco - One of approximately 24 examples built Sold new to the actor Lee Patterson on 9 September 1960, in Los Angeles, this rare DB2/4 MkIII cabriolet stayed there until 1989, taking part in numerous club and Concours d'Elégance events, with the period plaques from the '60s and '70s fixed to the firewall of this highly attractive automobile. On returning to Europe, having been imported by an Englishman, it was sold to a French collector in 1990. The car was serviced by Pierre Lamy in 1991 and 1992. On 9 December 1996, it was bought at an auction held by Maître Poulain, by an American living in Monaco, a singer and the son of an important 20th century artist. Since that time, it has been maintained, with no expense spared, by the Aston Martin dealer in the Principality, British Motors. The file of invoices that will be sold with the car includes details of the last full service in March of this year, when the clutch was changed. This Aston Martin, in a highly desirable condition, has the most elegant colour scheme, with mouse-grey leather upholstery and piping to match the burgundy colour of the body. There is no doubt that this is a very rare example of the DB2/4 MKIII cabriolet, even rarer for being left-hand drive. The car performed well in the test drive we carried out in heavy Monegasque traffic during the Historic Grand Prix.