With the roof removed, the Aston Martin DB2 and DB2/4 take on a very different character
A peculiar quirk of the marque is that it refers to its fixed-head coupés as saloons. No such confusion with the drophead coupés though. The DB2 appeared soon after the ’saloon’ and, like its tin-top sibling, could be specified with three-abreast seating if a column shift was fitted. Only 102 were built. Open-top DB 2/4s were slightly more plentiful, at 132. However, most exclusive were the Spiders built by Bertone. Alfred Hitchcock featured a drophead coupé in The Birds – an early brush with fame for a marque that would soon become a cinema celebrity.