SAME FAMILY OWNERSHIP FOR 50 YEARS, MILLE MIGLIA ELIGIBLE Brand Aston Martin Type DB2/4 MKI Sports Saloon Color Red Interior Beige Year of build 1954 Price € 219.000,- 1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKI SPORTS SALOON Present family ownership for 50 years Very nicely restored including engine rebuilt and gearbox rebuilt Restored in original color scheme Impressive history file including copy of original build sheet and old invoices The Aston Martin DB 2/4 was introduced at the London Motor Show in 1953. The 2/4 was a development of the well received DB2. The Aston-Martin DB2 appealed to only a limited market because it had just two seats and a very small boot compartment. Aston Martin responded to these shortcomings in October 1953 with the launch of the DB2/4 which had two occasional seats in the back which folded forward to create a very useful (big) luggage area. The roof-line was also raised and a larger rear window incorporated into a lifting tailgate to create what was effectively the world’s first hatchback. The Aston Martin DB2/4 did seriously well in competition. In 1955 for the first time three Aston Martin DB2/4’s were prepared as works entries for the Monte Carlo Rally and won
- A home market matching numbers example with Mulliner-body - Powered by the relatively rare 2922cc engine - Displayinga a credible 65,334 miles and offered with history file 1947 was the year that the floundering British marques of Aston Martin and Lagonda were both saved from oblivion by wealthy Yorkshire industrialist David Brown, who bought and combined them to create Aston Martin Lagonda. The first product of the marriage was the 2-litre Sports, retrospectively dubbed the DB1. However, it was the DB2 that really paved the way forward - first seen in prototype form at Le Mans in 1949, the newcomer was officially launched at the New York Motor Show of April 1950. It then shot to prominence a mere two months later when, with three cars hastily snatched from the production line, the Works team finished first and second in class at Le Mans and won the Index of Performance. Next came the DB2/4 that was introduced to the public at the 1953 London Motor Show. Its significant developments were: the addition of a small rear seat that turned the car into a 2+2; the raised roofline to provide extra headroom for rear seat passengers and the curved, single-piece windscreen. Far more momento
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
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
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
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 "
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