This 1955 model year Aston Martin was owned by the Honourable Squadron Leader Phillip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister DSO. He was the son of Lord Swinton, the head of MI5 and MI6 during the Second World War and a close friend of Sir Winston Churchill, not to mention Ian Fleming's boss. It is believed that this car was the inspiration for the Ian Fleming character James Bond's car in the seventh novel 'Goldfinger'. Phillip Ingram Cunliffe-Lister had various modifications made to the car which were similar to Bond's own DB MkIII specification; for example reinforced bumpers, two-way radio, hidden compartments and Halda Speedpilot. It is evident that this Aston visited Fleming's near-neighbour many times, in such a small village it would have been especially noticed by Fleming as he was a keen motoring enthusiast. This unique and special piece of motoring history has been lovingly and painstakingly restored. It comes complete with its original buff Log-Book and a variety of bills and receipts from the 60's and 70's, together with an indepth file highlighting all of the evidence of its connection with Ian Fleming and Bond.
Variant: Coupe This stunning very original DB2/4 has outstanding history file. The Aston Martin DB2/4 was first launched in October 1953 at the London Motor Show. The built at David Browns factory in Feltham went on till 1955 and a total of 564 cars were made at the built, of which 73 drop head coups and 12 chassis only were sold for special body cars, before the DB2/4 MKII was put into production. Three works cars were prepared for the 1955 Monte Carlo rally and won the team prize. In 1955 the 2,580 engines was increased to 2,922cc and the car was reported to do 0 to 60 in 12.6 seconds and 0 to 100 in 40.0 seconds with a top speed of 120 mph. In 1953 the saloon was sold for £2,622 including tax and in 1955 the purchase price was £2,728 including tax. This superb hand-crafted aluminum bodied DB2/4, WPJ 333 car was first registered in March 1955 and has only had fiur previous owners, the first being Harold John Coombs (British Formula One Driver and Team Owner). The second owner was Honorable Patrick Lindsay MP, Rally driver and director of Christie, Manson and Woods auctioneers, who was known to have raced the car on a number of occasion, one being the BARC race at Goodwood in 1957 when the car was placed 2nd overall. The car was then sold through the auction house to Simon Fraser MP, Patrick Lindsay’s brother-in-law, took the car off the road from Jan 1959 till Feb 1966 while the car was being repaired at a motor Engineers in Beauly. The car was then sold on to Mr. G.G.J. Williams Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire, who then sold the car to Mr. Hugh Arnett in August 1966 who then shipped the car to Malta where he was stationed. The exterior body colour has been changed from black to snow shadow gray with its original and outstanding dark red interior kept in fine order still today. The car is one of the most original cars we have seen for a long time; it has such a unique feel about the car. With a complete tool kit, keys, handbooks and original buff logbook, its history file is a pleasure to read through. Known as the mistress by Hugh’s wife, it needs for nothing and has been looked after in the highest form possible, quite outstanding motoring.
This particular DB2/4 requires a full restoration and the asking price is for this lovely old Aston "as is", therefore it can be purchased and restored by the new keeper or they can choose to treat it to the best restoration possible here at Aston Workshop. For more information or to organise a viewing please contact the sales team: +44 (0) 1207 233 525
JUST FINISHED FROM RESTORATION, MILLE MIGLIA ELIGIBLE Brand ASTON MARTIN Type DB2/4 MKI Color Grey Interior Red Year of build 1955 Price € 287.500,- ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKI Mille Miglia eligible Superb color combination Just finished from restoration At the time of introduction, the fastest shooting brake in the world. The DB 2/4 was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1953. The 2/4 was a development of the well received DB2. The DB2/4 was introduced to overcome the restrictions of a two seater with the addition of two occasional rear seats. Luggage capacity also increased with access via a third door or tailgate featuring an enlarged rear window. The luggage space can be further enhanced by folding down the rear seats. At the time, when three door cars were a rarity, this almost justified the comment, attributed to the Bentley Drivers Club, that the car was then the fastest shooting brake in the world. The DB 2.6 engine is the production version of W.O. Bentley’s last brain child, conceived during the latter part of the second World War. With a capacity of 2,580 c.c. the Vantage engine was fitted as standard equipment. In 1955 three Aston Martin DB2/4’s were prepared as works en
to the vehicle overview Aston Martin DB 2/ 4 MK I Year 1955 Colour Black Leather Red PS 142 Hubraum 2.922 ccm Kilometerstand 44.045 - Fully restored - Fresh engine rebuilt -Delivered new to the U.K. price Auf Anfrage Get in contact
This is a car for the true connoisseur : an extremely well preserved Aston Martin DB2/4, in an impossible to duplicate original condition. A full matching nrs, first registered in England on 02.05.1955, and delivered by E.H. Organ & Sons. The interior is completely original, and just fantastic. Car interiors come rarely in such a nicely patinated condition. Everything functions so well on this car, and it oozes that impeccable fifties atmosphere as we never have experienced before. In the original Boyriven wool headlining, there are many plaques attached from previous Concours d'Elegance for which this Aston Martin was entered in the sixties. As you can expect, this fantastic motorcar has won some trophies at the time ! Technically, this Aston Martin is in a very good condition. It is just serviced and ready for intensive use. The original tools and jack are still with the car, as are the manual and period service books. If you want a classic car with pedigree and in a charming and correct classic look, then this is one for you. As a bonus, this Aston Martin is Mille Miglia eligible, and the perfect entry in the preservation class of all main concours d'elegance around the world. I