A stunning Aston Martin DB2/4 is being offered by Peter Vardy Heritage for £229,950.
Sold from 1953 until 1957 and based on the DB2, which it subsequently replaced, the DB2/4 boasted subtle changes including a wraparound windscreen, larger bumpers, and re-positioned headlights.
The Grand Tourer was available as a 2+2 hatchback, but marketed as a saloon, Drophead Coupé (DHC) and as a 2-seat Fixed Head Coupé. It was reported that a relatively small number of ‘Bertone’ bodied spiders were commissioned by third party investors of this desirable car.
This particular MKI 2.6 litre Aston Martin was apparently sold as new by Northampton Motor Services, with chassis number LML/656.
The Lagonda power unit was essentially the same double overhead-cam straight 6 cylinder unit, designed by the iconic W. O. Bentley and used in the Vantage version of the DB2.
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Peter Vardy Heritage describes the car as having optional heavy duty shock absorbers and RJ needles, this 2+2-seater underwent further preparations for Continental Touring at the Feltham Works during June 1954. Pleasingly retaining its original Instruction Book which shows that new tyres were fitted in April 1958 (29,000 miles), September 1961 (45,000 miles) and June 1965 (58,000 miles).
Incredibly the vintage Aston was dry stored for forty-two years (1969 – 2011) and reflects only two keepers on its V5C Registration Document. The mileage recorded is said to be an accurate 65,000 miles from new.
An extensive nut and bolt restoration was undergone, including bare metal chassis strip down. The refurbishment and end result is this incredibly sought after historic diamond.
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Images courtesy of Peter Vardy Heritage