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1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Drop Head Coupe / LML/829 Vehicle Information

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 photograph

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This Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe was completed at Newport Pagnell in May of 1955. It was a left-hand drive car from new, and was fitted with the larger and more powerful 3.0-liter Vantage-spec engine. It was finished in a Blue Haze exterior color over a red interior, and fitted with a beige convertible top. The car was soon exported to the United States, where it entered the care of Mr. R. W. Cooper of Washington, DC. The subsequent history remains vague, however it is believed to have had just three owners until being purchased by its most recent owner. Comprehensive restoration work has been performed in recent years.

It is currently finished in light blue metallic, believed to be a close match to the car's original applied Haze Blue. It has a dark blue soft top, chrome wire wheels with Vredestein tires, a set of period fog lights, Smith gauges, and the interior is trimmed in red, just as when it left the factory in 1955. There is a wood-rimmed steering wheel, a period radio, and the trunk is equipped with leather straps, along with a period suitcase.

The 2922cc dual overhead cam six-cylinder engine is fitted with 2 SU carburetors and offers 140 horsepower. There is a 4-speed manual transmission and 4-wheel drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015


2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $525,000-USD $675,000 
Lot was not sold

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 3.0-LITRE SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/785
Sold for USD$312,083
  2020 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/1003
Sold for USD$335,000
  2020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupé
Sold for USD$244,011
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II
Chassis#: AM300/1114
Sold for USD$112,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 image  1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 image  
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I
Chassis#: LML/886
Sold for USD$200,834
  2019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/948
Sold for USD$153,893
  2019 Bonhams : Aston Martin Sale
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/1047
Sold for USD$355,837
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II
Chassis#: AM300/1114
Sold for USD$318,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 image  1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 image  
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4
Chassis#: LML 1004
Sold for USD$220,408
  2016 Silverstone : The May Sale
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: LML/1003
Sold for USD$396,000
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 'Mark I' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/938
Sold for USD$274,418
  2015 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 'MkI' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/653
Sold for USD$218,374
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/795
Sold for USD$359,072
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 SALOON
Chassis#: LML793
Sold for USD$205,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 'MARK I' 3.0-LITRE SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/866
Sold for USD$180,567
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé
Chassis#: LML/980
Sold for USD$262,000
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKI 3 LITRE COUPÉ
Chassis#: LML/812
Sold for USD$250,450
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon
Chassis#: LML 767
Sold for USD$36,000
  2013 H & H Auctions - The Pavilion Gardens
 
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 'MkI' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/1016
Sold for USD$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#: LML723
Sold for USD$270,487
  2012 H & H - Newbury Racecourse
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 MKII VANTAGEAM30012102020 Coys at Olympia $140,000$160,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II DHCAM300/11012020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $370,000$420,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk IIAM300/11142018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum $350,000$450,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkI 3.0-Litre Sports SaloonLML/9102018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $170,000$220,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4LML9812018 RM Sothebys : London $140,000$180,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4VB6J4682018 Mecum : Monterey$160,000$250,000$275,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drophead CoupéAM/300/11012018 RM Sothebys : Monaco $550,000$650,000
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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4
1955 Mark II FastBack Coupe
Chassis Num: AM300/1114
Engine Num: VB6J/656
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4
1955 Mark I FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: AM3001103

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4
1955 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LML/829
Engine Num: VB6J/384
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB 2/4
1955 Mark I FastBack Coupe
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: VB6J468

1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4

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