1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII Supersonic Coupe / AM300/1131 Vehicle Information

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII photograph

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII
Supersonic Coupe
Coachwork: Ghia
Chassis #: AM300/1131
Sold for $2,310,000 at 2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile.
Aston Martin sold several DB2/4 chassis to different Italian coachworks. This car was purchased by race driver Harry Schell who had it fitted with a Ghia Supersonic body. The aluminum skin is slightly taller than the Fiat Supersonic, but not quite as futuristic. The car was first shown at the Turin Motor Show in 1956.

The special one-off coachwork by Ghia was designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi and dubbed the Supersonic. As the name suggests, it was inspired by the 1950's jet craze. Unlike many of the American 'jet' designs, Savonuzzi kept the aircraft touches relatively subtle. Resembling a jet engine's afterburner, the taillights and the jet fuselage-inspired rear fenders are examples of this treatment. Ghia produced a total of 13 Supersonics for four different marques: one Alfa Romeo 1900, eight Fiat 8Vs, three Jaguar XK-120s and one Aston Martin DB2/4.

This car is the last Supersonic built. The body is constructed of aluminum over a steel framework. The original owner was the race car driver Harry Schell. Photographs of the car on the street in Spa were first published in Autosport Magazine June 15, 1956. The car was also shown on the Ghia stand at the 1956 Turin Auto Salon. In 1957 the car was in NYC and finally ended up in Detroit in the 1960s.

It was discovered in a much deteriorated state in 1974 in a gas station parking lot of all places. Eventually, the current owner acquired the car and started the restoration in his facility, Classic & Exotic Service. This seemingly gargantuan task was finished in 2011.


2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,800,000-$2,400,000 
Sale Price :
$2,310,000

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II 3.7-Litre Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/1185
Sold for $374,638
  2018 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM3001153
Sold for $131,060
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII 3.7-LITRE COUPÉ
Chassis#: AM300/1185
Sold for $470,147
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII FIXED-HEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: AM300/1241
Sold for $264,910
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II ‘Supersonic' by Carrozzeria Ghia
Chassis#: AM300/1/1132
Sold for $2,310,000
  2013 RM Auction - Art of the Automobile
1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII image  1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII image  
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/1220
Sold for $152,965
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II 2+2 Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/1206
Sold for $249,000
  2011 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII image  1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII image  
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Coupé
Chassis#: AM300/1241
Sold for $185,000
  2011 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques à Monaco
 
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM3001137
Sold for $218,750
  2010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II
Chassis#: AM300/1206
Sold for $170,500
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII image  1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII image  
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Convertible
Sold for $154,276
  2007 Coys Auction - Brands Hatch
 
1956 Aston-Martin DB 2/4 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/1137
Sold for $79,200
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII FIXED HEAD COUPEAM30012102019 Coys Blenheim Palace $160,000$180,000
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII CoupéAM30012412017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $180,000$240,000
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Drophead CoupéAM300/11912014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $200,000$250,000
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Sports SaloonLML 9332014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $140,000$160,000
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII CoupéAM300/12412013 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $155,000$185,000
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 2.9 Litre Drophead CoupeLML10642012 H & H Donnington Priory   
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drop Head CoupeAM/300/11372010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction $225,000$275,000
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drophead Coupe300/11372009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $275,000$325,000
1956 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK II DROPHEAD COUPE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $85,000$100,000

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1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII vehicle thumbnail image  1956 Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41953 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: LML/502
Engine Num: VB8 J/83
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41953 Mark II DropHead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/552
Engine Num: VB6E/50/1284
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41953 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Allemano
Chassis Num: LML/761
Engine Num: VB6J/197/L1
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LML 551
Engine Num: VB6J/120
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML 562
Engine Num: VB6E/50/1294
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: LML 664
Engine Num: VB6E/50/1371
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Spyder
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: LML/505
Engine Num: VB6J/91
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: LML/506
Engine Num: VB6E/50/337
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Fastback Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LML/747
Engine Num: VB6J/185
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2/41954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Bertone
Chassis Num: LML/765
Engine Num: VB6J/213
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: AM/300/1137
Engine Num: VB6J718
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII1956 Supersonic Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AM300/1131


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