1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe / LML/506 Chassis Information

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Bertone
Designer: Giovanni Michelotti
Chassis #: LML/506
Engine #: VB6E/50/337
Sold for $973,845 (£606,500) at 2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars.
Sold for $1,430,000 at 2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
The Aston Martin DB2 made its debut in 1950.

S.H. 'Wacky' Arnolt was based in Chicago and made money in the steel industry, later diversifying into automobile distribution. In 1951, at the Torino Auto Show, he made a deal with Carrozzeria Bertone to build custom-bodied MG TDs and later a limited number of Aston Martin DB2/4s.

This Aston Martin is one of only two DB2/4 chassis built with convertible coachwork by Bertone. It was completed by Aston Martin on June 9th of 1953, and dispatched to Carrozzeria Bertone in Torino on November 16the. Nuccio Bertone's in-house stylist, Franco Scaglione, designed three DB2/4 Spiders (chassis numbers LML/503, LML/505, and LML/507). Freeland designer Giovanni Michelotti designed two Drophead Coupe designs for chassis number LML/504 and LML/506.

This example, chassis number LML/506, was ordered through British Motor Car Distributors in California, and delivered to its first owner, Edith Field, on November 12, 1954. In 1955, Mrs. Fields entered his Bertone-bodied Aston Martin in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and was awarded Third Place in the Two Seater Sports Car class.

LML/506 would pass through a succession of owners before it was re-discovered in Tennessee in the mid-1980s. In 1986, it was sold to Innes Ireland, who kept it for a short period before selling it in unrestored condition to David Clark of London. Mr. Clark began a restoration, though the project eventually stalled. In 2006, it was sold to Tarek Mahmoud, who had Goldsmith and Young complete the restoration. Shortly after the work was completed, the car was sold to another United Kingdom collector. In September of 2011, the car made its post-restoration debut at the AMOC Autumn Concours held at Chavenage House, winning First Prize in the Feltham Aston Class.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2017


2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,300,000-$1,600,000 
Sale Price :
$1,430,000

2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars

Sale Price :
$973,845 (£606,500.00)

2019 3
2018 5
2017 5
2016 5
2014 3
2012 1
2011 4
2010 1
2009 1
2008 2

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/562
Sold for $720,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupe
Chassis#: LML/765
Sold for $566,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/551
Sold for $190,400
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4
Chassis#: LML849
Sold for $140,382
  2018 Silverstone Auctions : Silverstone Classic Sale
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 300/1266
Sold for $300,109
  2018 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/739
Sold for $195,770
  2018 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/710
Sold for $480,578
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 'Mark I' 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/668
Sold for $209,193
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/506
Sold for $1,430,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML 846
Sold for $176,878
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkI Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/604
Sold for $197,268
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4
Chassis#: LML/733
Sold for $206,189
  2017 Silverstone - The May Sale
 
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/555
Sold for $209,000
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/687
Sold for $244,694
  2016 Coys - Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Spider
Chassis#: LML/505
Sold for $3,080,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 image  
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 2.6-LITRE SPORTS SALOON PROJECT
Chassis#: LML/662
Sold for $87,818
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 'MARK I' SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/790
Sold for $232,701
  2016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/656
Sold for $297,927
  2016 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 with Period Competition History
Chassis#: LML/644
Sold for $227,382
  2014 Silverstone Auction - NEC Classic Motor Show 2014
 
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4
Chassis#: LML/664
Sold for $204,512
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Aston Martin DB2-4 2016 Barons Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection   
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MARK I 3.0-LITRE DROPHEAD COUPÉLML/8162016 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Works Sale $200,000$250,000
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead CoupéLML/8182015 RM Sotheby's London Auction $220,000$270,000
1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 DROPHEAD COUPELML/7362015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $450,000$500,000
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 – Two Owners from newLML/6492013 Coys Blenheim Palace $95,000$110,000
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 2.9 Litre SaloonLML/7302012 H & H Newbury Racecourse   

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1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 vehicle thumbnail image  1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 vehicle thumbnail image  

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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