Lot 211 - 1958 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk. III Tickford Coupé
|Engine Number||DBA 1136|
|Odometer reading||12,200 miles|
|Estimate||£140,000 - £165,000|
- Rebuilt engine and gearbox
- Converted to run on unleaded fuel
- Rear axle rebuilt in 2018
The Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk. III, a classic British sports car produced from 1957 to 1959, holds a special place in automotive history and remains a beloved icon of its era. Building upon the success of its predecessors, the DB 2/4 Mk. III represented a culmination of Aston Martin's design and engineering prowess, offering a blend of performance, luxury, and style. Under the sleek and elegant exterior, the DB 2/4 Mk. III was powered by a 2.9 litre straight-six engine that delivered impressive power and responsiveness. This engine was coupled with a four-speed manual transmission, allowing for spirited driving and a top speed of around 120mph. The car's handling was exceptional, with a refined suspension system that offered a comfortable yet sporty ride. The DB 2/4 Mk. III featured a handcrafted interior, exuding a sense of opulence and sophistication. Its leather upholstery, wooden dashboard, and fine attention to detail made it a desirable choice for discerning enthusiasts. The exterior design was characterised by its iconic grille and an aerodynamic body that hinted at the car's performance capabilities.
Originally registered on 22nd April 1958 this Aston Martin presents beautifully in Midnight Blue with tan leather interior. In recent years this car has benefited from significant financial investment, the result of which is a delightful Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk. III Tickford Coupé, which we are proud to offer for sale. Owned by the current registered keeper since 2010, this DB Mk. III has, during his stewardship, had a complete repaint by marque specialist Mitchell Motors in Wiltshire, this was carried out in 2019. Earlier than this, in 2014, Feltham Aston Martin experts Davron Engineering completed a full engine rebuild, including an unleaded fuel conversion and a gearbox rebuild. The rear axle was rebuilt in 2018. With invoices totaling some £60,000 it is clear this Aston Martin has been lovingly looked after with no expense spared. We are advised UYR 420 drives with no known faults, to be expected of such a well-cared for example. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a history folder, the DB 2/4 Mk. III Tickford is generally thought of as the last of the ‘Feltham Cars’ prior to production being moved to Newport Pagnell.
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