Sports car of the British manufacturer Aston Martin, the DB2/4, introduced in 1953 at the London Motor Show, was produced between 1954 and 1957. It is a 2+2 evolution with an 18 cm extended chassis of the DB2 which can accommodate more than two people with a reduced volume of luggage. The DB2/4 (4 for four seats), which is 430 cm long, allows this development and is very innovative in terms of bodywork, particularly on the rear side. With its open door in the fastback, it becomes the first hatchback model, inspiring the design of other cars of the time, including the E type Jaguar. As the competition between prestigious sports car manufacturers became increasingly fierce in the 1950s, David Brown, the owner of the British brand wants to improve the performance of this sports car, the DB2, and expand the customer base by offering a more practical vehicle. The DB2/4, called Family Saloon is born. Mostly bodied by Touring, a few copies will pass in the manufacture of Bertone or Allemano. The Aston Martin DB2/4 keeps the 6-cylinder in-line of its predecessor with displacement of 2,589 cc, but its power is increased to 125 hp. This vehicle will exceed 200 km/h in its various developments Mark II with 165 horsepower engine produced in 1955 and Mark III with 197 horsepower produced between 1957 and 1959. 492 coupes and 73 cabriolets were produced in Mark I version, 141 coupes, 24 convertibles and 34 fixed heads coupe in Mark II and 551 in Mark III.
The model presented for sale is an Aston Martin DB2/4 completely restored, in a superb mechanical state, Racing prepared by a renowned workshop, the engine developing a power of more than 200 bhp in a configuration with 3 carburetors. It has raced the Carrera Panamericana and is eligible for both the Mille Miglia and the Tour Auto.