1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 offered for auction Hemmings Motor News

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Bimota DB 5 Mille


Location: LONDON. KINGDOM Condition: Mint

Fine car though the Aston DB2 was, its sales had been by the limitations of two seats and minimal space. Aston Martin re-designed the rear of the car to enable two rear seats to be installed and at the time raising the roof slightly to increase headroom and a larger rear window in an lid.

As such, this appropriately renamed the DB2/4, was the world’s first hatchback. The also became a one-piece the quarter light windows reshaped, headlights repositioned in the bonnet and the overall length by six inches.

Beneath the aluminium body the steel chassis retained its trailing link/coil spring suspension with transverse bar, a live coil-sprung rear axle located by arms and Panhard rods. The made its debut at the 1953 Motor Show, both saloon and drophead coachwork, and met considerable public acclaim.

the 2,580cc engine produced — propelling the car to 120mph and in 11.2 seconds — but in 1954 the capacity was increased 2,580cc to 2,992cc which power to 140bhp at 5,000rpm and to 0-60mph time to 10 seconds. described the DB2/4 as ‘a car of quality, unusual performance, roadworthiness and unrivalled versatility.’

This lovely example was new on the 14th May 1955 to a Mr. Richard Olbridge De La Hey of Stratton Place, Gloucestershire, through Brooklands of Street, London. The car was then to a Mr. H.S.

Short, Esq. c/o Short Bros of Sunderland. In 1962, the car was purchased by a Mr. Royston in whose ownership the car underwent a engine rebuild, period of the engine after its rebuild are in the paperwork folder.

The car then passed hands to Mr. Wolstenholme of Watford, who owned it 1966 until it was sold to the owner Mr. Geoffrey Stewart who had the car for years.

Bimota DB 5 Mille

Presented in Warwick with matching blue this late MKI 3-litre specification example is described by the as being in excellent condition regard to its engine, four-speed gearbox, original factory twin exhaust pipes, equipment, interior trim, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / An original UK right hand car that was with its last owner for thirty-four years.

Chassis LML948 is further to have been the subject of of pounds worth of fettling by Service Dorset. In the car’s ownership, since it was purchased in 2006, it has had a complete engine by specialists in Austria, Andreas with the parts being by Aston Martin Specialists Rex J in Towcester.

The bills totalled than £20,000 with and invoices included in the file included the fitting of a new cylinder new crankshaft, new pistons, new con rods, cam liners, clutch and lightened The brakes have also completely renewed; differential driveshaft serviced, new tyres and fitted, and recently had a complete A new fuel tank and steering have been fitted.

The car is completely sorted and would be than ready for a rally or tour. Given a current passport this car would be for the next Mille Miglia in May

Still retaining its original 350′ registration number and number plate with tag, this highly Aston Martin is offered with detailed history original cylinder head, crank shaft and V5 certificate.

This car is going under the at Coys forthcoming Auction Classics in Westminster London on 11th 2014. Please the auction department for more on 02086147888 or email [Email

Bimota DB 5 Mille
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