1957 Aston Martin DB2/4

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Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    bordeaux
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    180 PS / 133 kW / 178 BHP
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Aston Martin DB2 / 4 MK III 1957 - One of the most elegant British sports cars ever produced. The latest model of the DB2 "lineage", perhaps the most evolved .

The DB Mark III has a reputation for reliability, outstanding road-holding and performance
‘The DB Mark III is not a cheap car, actually at the time it was 1 of the most expensive cars available but it has built up a reputation for reliability, outstanding road-holding and performance. These latest changes will consolidate its position as one of the world’s outstanding sports models.’ – Autocar, October 1957.
Although it never featured in a James Bond movie, having ceased production years before the franchise commenced, the DB Mark III nevertheless was the Aston Martin driven by ‘007’ in Ian Fleming’s novel, ‘Goldfinger’. It was also the last Aston Martin produced with the W O Bentley-designed six-cylinder engine.
Externally the most obvious change of the MKIII was the adoption of a DB3S-style grille, establishing the ‘hallmark’ look of subsequent Aston Martins, which had been drawn up by Tickford designer, Bert Thickpenny.
This restyled nose give the car a more imposing look, while the interior boasted a redesigned dashboard with instruments grouped in a cowled panel ahead of the driver.
The 3.0-litre engine benefited from an extensive redesign by Tadek Marek (newly arrived from Austin) and featured, among other improvements, a stiffer block, stronger crankshaft and a new cylinder head with bigger valves. 162bhp was available with the single-pipe exhaust system, 178bhp with the optional twin-pipe version.
Despite the inevitable weight increase, the Mark III was faster than any of its predecessors.

- A desirable ORIGINAL left hand drive example of the most wanted DB2 version, the MKIII.

- Fully restored and well documented with all files and photos

- Superb looking due to it’s wonderful color combination.

- Aston Martin Heritage Certified

- Maching Numbers

- 2st. Place in Concours d´Elegance “Cascais Classic Motorshow” in 2017.

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII has been newly delivered to a gentlemen in California, via dealer Satori who received the car at the 16th stember 1957.

This car is a very rare ORIGINAL Left Hand Drive example. Figures are not exactly known but approximately 70 examples have been made in left hand drive version.
In 90s French colector and entusiast buys the car , drives it and enjoint for some years
The car was sold to Portugal to Sports classic car colection in the begining of 2000 s , and a full restoration starts in 2007 until 2010

It was bought in 2015 By other entusiast and also colector in lisbon who is passionated by perfection so we spend 40.000 euros in manutenace and bring this fantastic car a concurs level .

A serious amount of money was spend on the car to bring it in it’s current condition.

Some special details have been added during the finalisation such a stainless steel exhaust system which gives a superb sound.

CONDITION :
The condition of the exterior of the Aston is very beautiful. The body has been restored on a high level this painting is top quality level and the result is astonishing.Also the chromes in perfect state .

On the left and right front wing the original Tickford badges are still present. A nice feature as these have mostly disappeared over the years and these badges are not easy to find anymore so extremely expensive.

The interior of the Aston Martin is also very attracting and in our opinion colorwise the best possible. The Red leather interior color suits the exterior color of the car very well.
The condition of the leather can be best described as almost new.
The dashboard, including the meters are looking superb and everything is in perfect working order.
The carpets are in perfect condition without any damages.

ON THE ROAD :

If a car looks very nice it mostly disappoints in driving. But this Aston is driving extremely well and handles amazing.
The car is very fast.
The car has a superb sound coming from the exhausts. The car has the optional double exhaust which means a serious increase in horsepower.
The engine has been exactly set at a roller bank and therefore runs very well.
The reaction on the gas is perfect and much better as most Aston’s.
Driving the car is magnificent. The engine is so responsive and the sound of the car is very impressive.
We have had quite a lot of DB2’s but this is a really special example and the fact that it is originally Left Hand Drive makes it even more special!
MORE INFORMATION
For more information or an appointment, please call Jorge Faria or send an e-mail to [email protected] Please do not hesitate to contact us . Jorcar is located near Fatima in the centre of Portugal .