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Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Fixed Head Coupe (Notchback) (1957)
- Location: Bucks, United Kingdom
The standard engine specification was the 140 bhp version of the 2922 cc engine but with the option of having an uprated version which, through larger valves and a high lift cam delivered 165 bhp. Although the Works Race Department were focussed on the DB3S, sporting customers could order a plethora of extras for competition purposes. Customers could specify twin exhausts, close ratio gearbox, high compression pistons, 40 DCO Weber carburettors and Alfin brake drums.
On the show stand at launch, joining the saloon and drophead models was a fixed head coupe - the product of a special brief to Mulliners, the fixed head was designed to reflect the shape of the drop head's hood and was finished in a contrasting colour to the main body and only 37 cars were built making this car very rare indeed.
This particular car languished unused in a lock up garage in Kent for many years before I bought it about 5 years ago. I purchased the car with the specific intention of carrying out a full restoration but was badgered by a good friend Marc Hodge who also wanted to restore one of these cars as his father had regularly raced one in the 80's.
He totally stripped the car to a rolling shell and has spent £000's on the chassis and replacement body panels with a well known restorer and has also purchased many new parts including aircraft quality suspension components and upgraded Andron hubs prior to re-assembly. The 2.9 engine was also stripped and completely rebuilt by Ray Buckley who is an expert with this type of engine and has completely refurbished or renewed internals and has been built to a fast road specification.
This is an opportunity to acquire a very special and rare car and have it finished to your own particular scheme and specification.
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- Year: 1957