Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LML/829
Engine Num: VB6J/384
Mark I FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis Num: AM3001103
Sold for $121,000 at 2007 RM Sothebys.
By 1953 the DB2 had grown into a four-place saloon, and receiving the name DB2/4. The standard configuration was the fastback bodywork, and essentially giving the world its first modern hatchback. In the mid-1954s a 3.0-liter engine block was developed generating 140 horsepower and carrying the car to speeds of 120 mph.

In 19555 the MKII version of the DB2/4 was introduced. It featured a redesigned bonnet and dashboard, and two individual bucket seats replaced the bench of the earlier cars.

This vehicle was chassis number AM3001103 was the first of just 34 production MKII Fixed Head Coupes (FHC), also known as notchback coupes, built by Aston Martin. The idea for the FHC had come about through a 1954 MKI with chassis number LML/515. It had been sent to Mulliner of Birmingham to be fitted with a fixed 'hardtop' roof with similar roof lines to that of the convertible. The result was aesthetically pleasing plus it added additional headroom for the rarely used rear seats. This vehicle, AM3001103, was based on the prototype LML/515 and completed in October of 1955. It was created from aluminum alloy at the Tickford works in Newport Pagnell. It is believed to have been the factory demonstrator and possibly the London Motor Show Car.

After its show tour the car was sold to its first owner, J. Kennedy of Ealing. It was later purchased by M.H. White of Ealing who later brought the car to North America. It was bought by an individual from Toronto in 1978. Under this new ownership the car was extensively restored during a ten year time period. It was finished in its original two-tone color scheme of Bayard Crimson with Devon Stone and accented nicely with its beige Connolly leather and Wilton carpets.

Upon complete the car was brought to the UK Aston Martin Owner's Club's Britsmorton Court Concours in 1993 where it took top class honors. In the mid-1990s the car was purchased by London dealer Andre Bloom on behalf of a well-known collection where it remained until the summer of 2005 when it was purchased by another individual and imported to California.

In 2007 it was brought to the Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $125,000 - $175,000. It was offered without reserve and sold for a high bid of $121,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007

Chassis# AM3001103

2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
Estimated Value:$125,000-$175,000 
Sale Price$121,000

Analysis

Chassis number AM3001103 Auction Sales History
2007$121,000

2016 1
2015 3
2014 4
2013 2
2012 2
2011 6
2009 3
2008 1
2007 1
2005 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$396,000$396,0001
2015$283,955$359,0723
2014$224,504$262,0004
2013$104,076$172,1512
2012$225,014$270,4872
2011$241,190$454,0276
2009$165,065$300,1173
2008$358,276$358,2761
2007$121,000$121,0001
2005$78,537$114,3502

Recent Sales

1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/1003
Sold for $396,000
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 'Mark I' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/938
Sold for $274,418
  2015 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 'MkI' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/653
Sold for $218,374
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/795
Sold for $359,072
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 SALOON
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML793
Sold for $205,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 'MARK I' 3.0-LITRE SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/866
Sold for $180,567
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/980
Sold for $262,000
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKI 3 LITRE COUPÉ
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/812
Sold for $250,450
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML 767
Sold for $36,000
  2013 H & H Auctions - The Pavilion Gardens
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 'MkI' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/1016
Sold for $172,151
  2013 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Sale: Aston Martin and Lagonda Motor Cars
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 2.9 Litre Drophead Coupe
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML723
Sold for $270,487
  2012 H & H - Newbury Racecourse
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/1009
Sold for $179,540
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML 1033
Sold for $126,224
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/888
Sold for $118,507
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/1062
Sold for $225,651
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:AM300/1104
Sold for $368,510
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/1030
Sold for $154,222
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/785
Sold for $454,027
  2011 Bonhams - Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#:Chassis#:AM300/1104
Sold for $300,117
  2009 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:LML/1046
Sold for $94,579
  2009 Bonhams -Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

No Sale

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 2.9 Litre SaloonLML/8812017 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford $120,000$140,000
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MARK I DROPHEAD COUPÉ PROJECTLML/10092016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $200,000$220,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4LML7932015 Mecum : Monterey$225,000$250,000$300,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead CoupeLML/8292015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction $525,000$675,000
1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MkII cabriolet LHD 2011 Automobiles sur les Champs   
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead CoupéLML/9022011 Bonhams Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service $100,000$130,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 SaloonLML9502005 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars $28,000$32,000

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