Chassis Number: LML/530 Engine Number: VB6E/50/1267 UK Registration Number: UXY 52 Date of first reg: 3rd October 1953 Exterior colour: Burgundy Metallic Hood: Interior colour: Parchment Current Odometer reading: 04,925 Mileage Warranty: Steering: Right Transmission: Manual Options: Background Background: The DB 2/4 was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1953. A development of the well received DB2, the 2/4 was 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 until the 3.0 litre engine was introduced in April 1954 In 1955 three cars were prepared as works e
The Jaguar XK140 was manufactured between 1954 and 1957 with some 3,276 lefthand drive OTS (open two-seater) models predominantly destined for America and a mere 73 left for the rest of us. It was the successor to Jaguar's highly successful XK120. Upgrades included better brakes, rack and pinion steering, increased suspension travel and modern tube type shock absorbers instead of the older lever arm design. The primary visual change however was the more substantial front and rear bumpers and larger overriders. Another new feature was modern flashing turn signals, operated by a separate switch on the dash. The twin amber lights positioned above the front bumper helped to distinguish the XK140. The front grille size stayed the same but became a one piece cast unit with fewer, thicker vertical slats. The Jaguar badge was fitted to the grille itself, rather than being mounted between the grille and hood/bonnet as on the XK120. A chrome trim strip also extended back over the bonnet and at the rear continued down the centre of the boot lid, where it contained a red shield with the words 'Winner Le Mans 1951-3' inscribed in gold. Repatriated to the UK in late 1980's, this XK140 immediatel
The Austin-Healey 100 was built between 1953 and 1956 by BMC (British Motor Corporation). It was developed by Donald Healey to be produced in-house by Healey's small car company in Warwick and based on the Austin A90 Atlantic mechanics. Healey built a single 'Healey Hundred' for the 1952 London Motor Show and the design impressed Leonard Lord, Managing Director of Austin, so much that a deal was struck with Healey to build it in quantity at Austin's Longbridge factory. The car was renamed the Austin-Healey 100. The '100' name comes from Donald Healey, who selected the name from the car's ability to reach 100mph, as opposed to the Austin-Healey 3000, which is named for its 3000cc engine. The first 100's (series BN1) were equipped with the same 90bhp engines and manual transmission as the stock A90, but the transmission was modified to be a three-speed unit with overdrive on second and top. The 2660cc engine featured an undersquare 87.3mm bore and 111.1mm stroke. Girling 11" drum brakes are fitted all round. Front suspension is independent using coil springs and at the rear is a rigid axle with semi elliptic leaf spring while the steering is by a cam and lever system. A BN1 tested by
The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured between 1948 and 1954 and was their first sports car since the SS100 which ceased production in 1940. It was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. It caused a sensation thus persuading Jaguar founder and design boss, William Lyons, to put the car into production. The '120' in its name referred to its top speed which made the XK120 the world's fastest standard production car at the time of its launch. It was available in two open versions; first as the roadster, then also as a drophead coupé from 1953 and also as a closed, or 'fixedhead' coupé, from 1951. With alloy cylinder heads and twin side-draft SU carburettors, the double overhead-cam 3.4 litre straight-six XK engine was comparatively advanced for a mass-produced unit of the time. With a standard compression ratio of 8:1, it developed 160bhp. This same basic design of the XK engine, later modified into 3.8 litre and 4.2 litre versions, survived into the late 1980s. SE (Special Equipment) versions of the XK120 included a special camshaft with 9.525mm valve and damper, multi-spoke wheels, stiffer anti-roll bars and rear springs along
The first production road Triumph TR2 left the Triumph works at Canley in August 1953; thereafter production was very slow for several months. Just 250 cars were built prior to 1954 of which only 50 stayed within the UK. At the start of 1954, production increased and TR2s began to dominate the home market. This was due to Triumph's determination that a reasonable proportion would stay in the UK, whereas MG, Morgan and Jaguar were mainly exporting. The early TR2s were sought-after mainly because of their performance, low running costs, availability and low price. Such was the success of the TR2 that in 1954 one entered the famous Mille Miglia event where it came 28th out of 450 starters and in the Le Mans 24 Hours of that year another TR2 came 5th in class. Both results emphasised the strength and performance of the cars. Offered here is an excellent 'long door' example of the marque, well presented with British Racing Green coachwork, complemented by brown leather trim and fawn hood. The car also features a number of optional extras fitted from new, including wire wheels, a heater and an adjustable steering column; details of which can be found on the accompanying heritage certific
This 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 LHD is a matching numbers example perfectly suitable for easy restoration. Red with black interior. Don't miss this opportunity for only $249,500
1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Bertone Coupe Chassis Number LML/765 - Engine Number VB6J/213 One-of-a-kind Designed by Bertone's own Franco Scaglione, this unique body has a pronounced wraparound rear window and neatly creased fenders. The interior has a very unusual dash which looks more modern than that of the other Bertone built cars. Originally LML/765 was to be a prototype for a run of cars, but this was scrapped as Aston Martin refused to supply any more chassis. The coupe was delivered new to Henry Pagezy of Paris, France; this is the only Coupe built by Bertone on an Aston Martin DB2/4 chassis.
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Allemano Chassis Number: LML/761 Engine Number: VB6J/197 One-Off! Best in Class 1994 Pebble Beach! This fine example is very unique in having an Italian coachwork designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi and built by Allemano of Torino, Italy. The rolling chassis was ordered by a close friend of David Brown, Mr. J. O'Hana of Casablanca, and shipped the car to Allemano Serafino of Torino. With a new Berlinetta body and an engine with DB3 specifications, Mr. O'Hana enjoyed driving and racing the car in Casablanca. The car come to the USA in the late 1970's to its new owner Alan Lampert. In the early 1990's Mr. Lampert spent nearly $150,000.00 on the restoration project, only to sell the car to Brian Hoyt before it was complete. Mr. Hoyt, who owns Perfect Reflection, a restoration shop in the San Francisco bay area, finished the restoration and brought the car to Pebble Beach in 1994. All the hard work paid off with this English car winning the "Italian Coachwork Class" which was a milestone at Pebble Beach then. Without a doubt this is the finest Aston Martin DB2/4 with special coachwork available. Aston Martin Historian and Archivst, Roger Stowers said about this car "
This 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 LHD Drophead comes finished in a wonderful light blue metallic, believed to be a close match to this car's originally applied Haze Blue. It looks exceptional. The chromed wire wheels are fitted with Vredestein tires, and a set of period fog lights are mounted up front. Inside, a complement of beautiful Smith gauges adorn the dashboard, while the interior is tastefully trimmed in red, just as when this car left the factory in 1955. A wood-rimmed steering wheel is fitted, as is a lovely period radio. The trunk is equipped with leather straps to hold down loose items, and a period suitcase is in place for weekend trips. Offered with a copy of the original, factory built record, a jack, tools and owner's manual, this rare and exclusive Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe impresses immensely. For only $565,000 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe Coachwork by Mulliners Chassis no. LML/829 Engine no. VB6J/384 2,922cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine 2 SU Carburetors 140bhp at 5,000rpm 4-Speed Manual Transmission Front Independent Suspension Live Rear Axle 4-Wheel Drum Brakes *Rare, factory left hand drive Drophead Coupe *Factory fitted with the later 3-liter Van
This particular 1955 DB2/4 is ideal for a sympathetic or 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. Read more about our full DB2/4 restoration options HERE ------------------------------------- Seriously interested parties should contact us on: +44 (0)1207 233 525 ------------------------------------- Photographs Media Additional Details Enhancements available Convert to R Hand or L Hand drive Fit Auto or Manual gearbox Fit Sat Nav Tweet Services Aston Car Sales Body Centre Enhancements Aston Gifts Aston Parts Enginology Aston Art Servicing Crash Repair Restoration Aston Bespoke Transport Information How to find us Free Publications Watch our Videos Browse the Gallery News Newsletters 2017 Calendar About us Sell your Aston Contact us Links Customer Comments Careers Subscribe to our FREE eNewsletter Enter your details below. SIGN UP Thank you! Your details have been added to our list. © Copyright Aston Workshop 1999 - 2017 TEL: +44 (0) 1207 233525 ASTONWORKSHOP@ASTON.CO.UK Translate this page Home Car sa
Supplied in chassis form to Vignale and bodied in an elegant fast-back design, this ultra-rare Aston Martin was originally ordered for His Majesty the King of Belgium. Currently undergoing a full ground up restoration at Aston Workshop, this project represents a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to acquire one of the rarest and most collectable Aston Martin cars ever made. Interest in classic Vignale bodied cars has dramatically increased recently, with Ferrari examples achieving phenomenal prices at auction. This car is understood to be the only classic Aston Martin ever bodied by Vignale, and as such it is of significant historical importance, both to Aston Martin & Vignale. The car was delivered to Vignale as a DB2/4 chassis only on 28th September 1954. It was then completed in a one-off distinctive fast-back design, with a large opening rear hatch. This stunning Grand Tourer was then delivered on 10th March 1955. It was fitted with the latter, three litre engine and the 1.73:1 ratio. A totally unique & significant Aston Martin from the 50's with fantastic styling, guaranteed to please the most discerning collector and sure to become one of the most sought after Astons of all tim
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
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