1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    LML1018
  • Lot number 
    25
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title

- Same owner since 1995
- Only 98 Cabriolet MKI examples
- Older quality restoration by Auto Performance
- Rare original left-hand drive
- No reserve

Simultaneously sporty and refined, this DB2/4 marks the period of a fabulous design being born: the Aston "DB" cars, which up until the DB6 will pick up components of the DB2 and DB 2/4 while being more plush. The DB2/4 is indeed the last Aston Martin whose strong character still exudes the uncompromising scent of motor-racing.
Our example is a very nice DB2/4 convertible intended for the American market; it was delivered new as a left-hand drive on 2nd August 1955 in the city of Tacoma in the state of Washington. As the official dealership for the brand, it is the Satori establishments who will market this car. The factory's manufacturing document states that the colour is "blue haze", combined with a blue interior and a "fawn" colour soft top.
The car was in the United States until 1995 before joining our "So British" French collection. Our collector recalls that the car was owned by an American woman, a lawyer and a former fighter pilot on legendary Mustang aircrafts. Following its acquisition, he entrusted the full restoration of the car to Auto Performance, today the official Aston Martin distributor for France. As per invoices, the amount spent between 1995 and 1997 came to almost 880,000 francs, the equivalent of approximately €135,000. The car was completely overhauled in terms of bodywork, upholstery, painting and engine. Its blue leather interior has a matching hood and hood cover, as well as beautiful carpets with the same tones. The wire wheels enhance the car's sophisticated look. Despite some flaws on the steering wheel, as well as some signs of wear related to time, our DB2/4 has barely been on the road since its restoration and is still very well preserved overall. Like other models in this collection and the fact that the car was not driven much in recent years, our cabriolet will require a mechanical service in order to perfect its working condition. Offered here in its superb blue colour, extremely rare in its original left-hand drive version, this DB2/4 DHC doesn't lack of either charm or elegance. Only 98 examples (left or right-hand drive) of this MKI convertible were produced, making it a particularly rare and sought-after model.

Full set of pictures available on our online catalogue: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1955-aston-martin-db24-cabriolet-no-reserve-4058-25