Aston Martin

DB2/4

140 HP103 KW
1955 build year
175.000 Euro

Details

- One of only 565 DB2/4 Mark I 3.0-liter Sport Saloons produced
- Delivered new to J.G. de Thouars, residing at the Netherlands Embassy in Madrid, Spain
- Completed the Mille Miglia Storica in 1990 and 1991
- Engine restoration completed in 2012; last maintenance in October 2023 that included an oil change, new spark plugs, and TÜV inspection
- Offered with a German title and a copy of its build sheet
- Eligible for the Mille Miglia

Before Aston Martin would gain its world-renowned reputation as a builder of refined, elegant 2+2 grand tourers with the Touring-designed DB cars of the 1960s, there were the Feltham cars, so-called for their production in Feltham, England. Incorporated by David Brown in 1947 after purchasing Aston Martin and the bankrupt Lagonda factory at Hanworth Park, the firm began production of the “DB” series of cars, with the DB2 as the company’s first post-war production road car. The DB2/4 followed in 1953, introducing two rear seats that could be folded down for additional luggage space, a raised roofline for rear passengers, and a rear “hatchback” liftgate in fixed-head Sports Saloon form. DB2/4s remain highly coveted today as rare and capable grand tourers that paved the way for the later Touring-designed DB cars.

A copy of its original build sheet shows that this left-hand-drive example, chassis number 812, was originally delivered on 25 March 1955 to J.G. de Thouars, a resident of the Netherlands Embassy in Madrid, Spain. Leaving the factory in Blue Haze paintwork with matching Blue Connolly leather hides, the build sheet also notes that the car was originally specified with dual Lucas fog lamps, a passenger seat safety belt, luggage straps, and a metric speedometer. The Aston’s history resumes in 1990, when according to the AMOC Register, it competed in the Mille Miglia Storica, competing again in 1991 where it finished 36th driven by Castella/Vigevana.

In 2002, the car is understood to have been restored to its current white over black leather finishes with an engine restoration by Italian specialists following in 2012. In more recent times, the DB2/4 has visited Garageum GmbH in Melle, Germany on numerous occasions from 2020-2023 for further sorting, including an oil change, new spark plugs, and TÜV inspection in October 2023. Now offered with a German title and a copy of its build sheet, this rare and exciting early Aston Martin grand tourer is highly eligible for myriad historic tours and rallies including the Mille Miglia.

We offer this vehicle for our partner company Broad Arrow Deutschland GmbH in Verl, Germany.

The car can be viewed at our premises in Germany, 33415 Verl at any time by arrangement. A lifting platform is available for this purpose.

Please contact us if you are interested in further information.

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Zedernstr. 14
33415 Verl
Germany

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