Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 finished in pale metallic green with sand beige hide interior. Acquired in 1981 by a gentleman who kept it for the next 34 years, during which time he commissioned Lynx Engineering to carry out a complete mechanical refurbishment of the car at a cost of over £53,000. Works included a replacement cylinder block and timing cover and a complete rebuild of the 2990cc engine as well as the addition of an oil cooler, servo assisted DB5 Girling front brakes and a complete stainless-steel twin exhaust system with tubular manifolds. This work consisted of 1,150-man hours of exacting work. The car now sits on 16" wire wheels but with stronger 72 spokes as fitted to the DB4 and shod with Avon Turbosteel radial tyres. The car is fitted with an aluminium radiator, a high capacity starter motor, a Kenlowe electric cooling fan, Aeroquip brake lines and a new original style steering wheel. This car is highly suitable for the enthusiast who might take part in historic continental rallies as it is mechanically superb and a delight to drive. Some paintwork will be required to return this DB to nearer perfect condition and this has been taken into account when pricing this already attractive DB2/4. The best we have seen at this price level at £139,950. This car also has excellent provenance having been purchased by the famous Jazz musician Chris Barber when it was only 3 years old and raced by him in 1958 at Silverstone where he came a very respectable 4th behind such exulted company as Graham Whitehead, John Dalton and Jean Bloxham, all driving DB3S's. Barber sold the car in 1962 since when a succession of UK-based owners ensued.