Lot 165 - 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk. II
|Sold - £59,176
- In current family ownership since 1966
- The last Mk. II ever built of 199 examples produced
- Presented in ‘barn find’ condition and untouched for over 53 years
- Coachbuilt by Tickford
Registered new on 12th August 1957, this rare Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk. II was coachbuilt by Tickford and was delivered new to a gentleman in London in its original colour combination of black over a beige interior. Having passed through the hands of various other owners the DB2/4 was later acquired on 20th May 1966 by our vendors late father, Doctor KT Jackson. Having used the car extensively in his tenure, we are told the Aston Martin was the car of choice for various road trips throughout the UK. Our vendor has many fond childhood memories of the car and confirms it was last running in 1969 where it was garaged at the vendor’s family home, having developed a fault with the Panhard rod arm, eventually leading to a complete strip down for restoration. The restoration work came to a halt in the 1970’s when family life took priority and the car was then left in the state you see it in today, stripped back to bare metal, presented on axel stands and with many parts boxed, either complete and ready to go back on the car or waiting refurbishment.
Offered to the open market for the first time in 57 years, this rare British sports car is perfect for restoration. We are informed that all the parts taken off the Aston are still present (although not confirmed and no inventory taken) including all the running gear, five wheels, bumpers and many boxed ancillaries. Accompanying the Aston are various period photographs from its former glory, the original buff logbook (registration document), the sales invoice with correspondence from 1966, and various old tax discs. This rare example is one of just 199 Mk. II examples produced and is the last Mk. II ever built! This is a superb opportunity to acquire a complete barn find example that is offered without reserve, one to not be missed!
Interested parties should refer to the sales department for logistics concerning the car’s collection post auction.
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