1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé  Chassis no. LML980 Engine no. LB6A/50/147
Lot 122
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé
Registration no. OGD 4444 Chassis no. LML980 Engine no. LB6A/50/147
Sold for £ 23,575 (US$ 31,307) inc. premium

Lot Details
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé  Chassis no. LML980 Engine no. LB6A/50/147 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé  Chassis no. LML980 Engine no. LB6A/50/147
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé
Coachwork by Mulliners (Birmingham) Ltd

Registration no. OGD 4444
Chassis no. LML980
Engine no. LB6A/50/147
With the introduction of the DB2/4, Aston Martin extended the model’s appeal to the hitherto untapped yet increasingly important market comprised of ‘sportscar enthusiasts with a family’. Modifications to the rear of the chassis plus a small reduction in fuel tank capacity liberated sufficient space within the existing design for two child-sized occasional rear seats. Alternatively, the rear seat backs could be folded down, thus creating a load-carrying platform that more than doubled the luggage space. 'This transformation gives the Aston Martin DB2/4 an unrivalled luggage-carrying capacity in a car which should be capable in favourable circumstances of achieving two miles a minute,' reported The Motor. 'The DB2/4 can truthfully claim to be the fastest car in the world capable of carrying two people with a month’s luggage.'
This DB2/4 was first registered in Glasgow where, reputedly, its original owner was a Scottish Member of Parliament. The car was acquired by the current owner around 20 years ago as a part-completed restoration project, having been off the road for some time. Already rebuilt at time of acquisition, together with the gearbox, by King’s Mews Racing of Newton Abbot, the engine is a 2.6-litre Lagonda ‘LB6A’ unit, effectively to the same 105bhp specification as the ‘LB6B’ of the standard DB2. The vendor gradually completed the car’s total restoration, only finishing the task earlier this year, since when it has covered a mere 30-or-so ‘shakedown’ miles and thus will require further running in. Finished in green with professionally re-trimmed interior boasting best-quality hide upholstery, wool headlining and Axminster carpets, the vehicle is presented in very good condition throughout and offered with sundry invoices, workshop manual, parts list, instruction book, old-style continuation logbook, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5.

Saleroom notices

  • The MoT certificate for this vehicle, expiring April 2006, has been mislaid by the vendor. A duplicate certificate will be forwarded to the new owner.
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