1957 Aston Martin DB2/4

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    12
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n° AM300/3/1341
Engine n° DBA/966

- Sold new in France
- Nice presentation
- Established sporting personality, sophisticated finish
- Coming from the collection of an enthusiast from South of France

" The superiority of its gearbox and its driving qualities are almost irresistible " : this is how Paul Frère praised the merits of the Aston Martin 2/4 MkII in a column of L'Equipe during the 1950s. It must be said that David Brown had come a long way since taking over the marque in 1947. What's more, with its wonderful twin-cam six-cylinder engine, the DB 2/4 was one of the most expensive cars on the market : in France, a cabriolet cost 3,355,000 francs, against 2,275,000 francs for a Jaguar XK 120 and 2,822,000 francs for a Lancia Aurelia Spider.

The car on offer, a left-hand drive example, was sold new by the Mirabeau garage to M. Bernard Malle who lived in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. A maintenance record shows various works carried out at 9,415 km, possibly by Aston Martin in England. This car has been looked after very attentively and has probably always been kept in France. In 2003 it belonged to a collector from Barbizon who bought it from a Parisian collector who had owned the car for more than ten years. It came into the hands of the previous owner in February 2011, having been restored, and the car is presented today in attractive dark green livery. The car is fitted with wire wheels with drum brakes, comes with its toolkit and features a nice and patinated beige leather upholstery. The high-quality and sophisticated finishing complements the car's sporty temperament. The subsequent series were more bourgeois, whereas this model exudes the essence of what drove the marque to victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in 1959. The next owner will appreciate the nice presentation of a car that was delivered new in France.