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1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII

Chassis number : AM300/1293

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Sold for $302,000 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
This Aston Martin DB2/4 is a MK II and was shipped to Cyril Williams Motors Limited in Staffordshire, England, on July 26th of 1957. It was finished in black over black leather, and is believed to have remained in England for some time. By 1955 it was owned by Malcolm Buckeridge of Pasadena, California. In 2008, the DB2/4 was discovered in the California desert by Done Rose. An advertisement by Buckeridge, dated May of 2008, stated that a restoration had been started but was selling, as he was unable to complete the bodywork. Don Rose was able to acquire the car, albeit stripped of paint, and had it sent to Aston martin restorers Kevin Kay—with explicit instruction to touch none of the patina.

A comprehensive mechanical restoration soon followed. Don rallied the DB2/4 for several years. While resting in a storage facility - along with over 30 other collector cars - the roof collapsed due to snow and ice. RM Auto Restoration stepped in to restore the vehicle, once again preserving the patina as possible.

The current owner saw the DB2/4 Mk II parked under a tree at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este after it had just completed the 2013 Mille Miglia. A deal was soon struck, and the DB2/4 was shipped back to the United States.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2019

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Provenance *
* Please note, dates are approximate

2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $450,000 
Sale Price :
USD $302,000

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/1275
Sold for USD$134,400
  2022 Bonhams : The Greenwich Auction
 
1957 Aston Martin DB MKIII Sports Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1804
Sold for USD$152,408
  2022 Bonhams : Spring Motoring Online
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/1272
Sold for USD$179,200
  2021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: AM300/3/1403
Sold for USD$297,202
  2021 Silverstone Auctions : The Classic Sale at Silverstone
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1364
Sold for USD$239,844
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3/1345
Sold for USD$257,600
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II
Chassis#: AM300/1293
Sold for USD$302,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  
1957 Aston Martin DB Mark III Drophead Coupé Conversion
Chassis#: AM/300/3/1361
Sold for USD$293,130
  2019 Bonhams : Aston Martin Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII
Chassis#: AM300/3/1342
Sold for USD$271,276
  2019 Artcurial : Retroobile
 
1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/3/1332
Sold for USD$396,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Coupé DESIGN PROJECT 193 (DBMkIII PROTOTYPE)
Chassis#: AM300/3A/1300
Sold for USD$439,266
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#: AM300/1250
Sold for USD$70,568
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII
Chassis#: AM300/3/1341
Sold for USD$209,643
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1358
Sold for USD$306,997
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Saloon
Chassis#: AM300/1202
Sold for USD$392,028
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Salon Prive Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis#: AM/300/1276
Sold for USD$286,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III by Tickford
Chassis#: AM300/3/1363
Sold for USD$335,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII image  
1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III coupé
Chassis#: AM300/3/1396
Sold for USD$335,367
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII SALOON
Chassis#: AM300/1211
Sold for USD$120,885
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
Chassis#: AM300/3A/1358
Sold for USD$280,093
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 

Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIIIs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead CoupeAM300/3/14032021 Silverstone Auctions : The May Sale   
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drophead CoupeAM.300/12652016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $450,000$550,000
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III SaloonAM300313192014 WorldWide Auctions The Houston Classic Motorcar Auction $270,000$300,000
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports SaloonAM300/3/13412012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $140,000$160,000
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III CoupeAM300/3/13902012 RMAutomobiles of Arizona$150,000$195,000$235,000
1957 Aston Martin DB MkIII Sports SaloonAM 300/3/13152011 Bonhams Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais $160,000$190,000
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIIAM300/11202008 Automobiles of London$40,000$50,000$70,000

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1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII Profiles

1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle information
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM/300/3/1478
Engine #: DBA 1086
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle information
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM300/3/1390
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle information
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM/300/3/1380
Engine #: DBA 998
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle information
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM/300/3/1345
Engine #: DBA/1004
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle information
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM300/3/1363
Engine #: DBA/981
Gearbox #: DBCW/167S
1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKIII vehicle information
FastBack Coupe
Coachwork: Tickford
Chassis #: AM300/1293
Engine #: VB6J/918