• Year: 1954
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Price: £265,000.00
  • Transmission Type: Manual
  • Mileage: 45200
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1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drop Head Coupe

1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC – LHD – Chassis Number LML 736

This Charming and very original Aston Martin DB2/4 Drop Head Coupe is one of 102 examples of this model and just one of 46 to have left the production line in Left Hand Drive format. Exported to the USA when new where it has had only 4 previous owners and comes with the Original Factory Build sheet which can be seen amongst the pictures. The car has recently had a surface magneto-optical scan due to the fact that the chassis number was illegible to the naked eye, which revealed the chassis number confirmed as LML 736. It also has the original 3.0 litre engine for 1954 and the casting number that exists on the engine block of LML 736 is 56742 (see photo attached) which corresponds to the new 3.0L variant supplied for the DB2/4 Mk1 from 1954. All of this matches the original build sheet and is the correct type for this car, being a VB6J series engine. Furthermore, the engine number VB6J 172 is stamped on the timing cover (photo attached) which confirms the original engine and front cover. The car also has its Original Feltham alloy chassis Plate and Patent plate (photo attached).

The previous known owner in the USA, John Targett, kept the car for over 20 years and participated in numerous National Concours and touring events. This matching numbers example then remained in the USA at Aston Martin, New England until 2016, when it was purchased by its current owner. The current mileage is just 45,235 miles.

Built with the improved 3.0L engine together with Alfin brakes, Le Mans headlamps, an arm-rest on the driver’s door, a built up tool kit and a locking glove box lid to the dashboard.  The original colours were white with red trim and a black hood the latter which it retains. Now well presented in the more traditional colours of British Racing Green with Tan hides and black mohair hood.

Now offered for sale complete with its extensive history file which includes full details of ownership together with documentation relating to servicing, numerous invoices, an original period Service Manual, 3-Litre Instruction Book and a parts list. This is of course a rare and highly desirable, well documented Aston Martin, completely ready to be driven and enjoyed. A motor car that we consider will at very least hold its current value at £265,000 Further enquiries in confidence to Martin Brewer on 07836-222111