NEW: Aston Martin DB 2/4 MK I, original LHD
- Marque : Aston Martin
- Model : DB 2/4 MK I
- Colour exterior: Delivered new in Blue Haze Metallic
- Colour interior: Delivered new in Grey leather, piped blue
- First registration: 17 June 1955
- Current registration: Italian documents
- Transmission: Manual, 4-speed
- Engine: 2.992 cc
The Aston Martin DB2, produced from May 1950 to April 1953, was a huge success for Aston Martin. A proportionately great number of cars was produced: a total of 308 examples of the Saloon and 98 examples of the Drop Head Coupé. During the production stage, it became clear that the DB2 needed an improved successor.
Its successor became the DB 2/4. This Aston Martin was built between April 1953 and October 1955. The same applied here: Aston Martin built a considerale number of cars, 451 examples of the Saloon and 102 examples of the Drop Head Coupé. Compared with the DB2, a major improvement was fitting in a fold-down rear seat. This seemingly simple change brought a lot of adjustments to the chassis, the fuel system and spare tyre space. Another major improvement was a boot lid which fascilitated the loading and unloading of luggage.
Other improvements were a single-part windscreen, larger rear side windows and higher placed headlights. The instrument panel was also improved with a centrally placed odometer and tachometer.
In October 1955, the DB 2/4 was succeeded by the DB 2/4 MK II. From that moment, the cars built between 1953 and 1955 were unofficially named DB 2/4 MK I.
VIN LML/939 was delivered to Giorgio Sini Biagia, Caracas, Venezuela on 17 June 1955. As Aston Martin was not represented in Venezuela at the time, the DB 2/4 was directly delivered to the owner.
The Aston Martin was a rare sight in Venezuela as there were no other examples delivered to the country. The original colour combination was Blue Haze paint with a grey upholstery and blue piping.
The Aston Martin was driven in Venezuela until the late 1980’s and was then shipped to Rome, Italy, in 1989. In the following years, LML/939 was regularly driven in Italy.
Around 2009-2010, the last Italian owner started with the restoration of the DB2/4. The restoration of the Aston Martin would be carried out by an Englishman in the South of France, who ran a restoration shop. The chassis appeared to be in a fairly good condition, work was carried out were needed. The engine was dismantled and due to a previous incorrect restoration, a new engine block was added. The original engine block is still with the DB2/4 to keep the matching numbers. The original rear axle was beyond repair, another (restored) rear axle was added to the Aston Martin.
The owner then decided to sell the DB 2/4 to Noble House. Noble House had the engine rebuild completed and next to a new block, everything else was replaced. In the new engine more than Euro 60.000 ex VAT was invested, proven by invoices
The DB 2/4 MK I is for sale “as is” so you can further restore the car yourself. Of course, Noble House can finish the restoration on behalf of the new owner and deliver the restored LML/939 anywhere in the world.
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