The Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I was first released to the public in 1953 as an updated version of the DB2, which had been the first successful post-war production car for the British automaker. The first DB2/4 Mk I models were offered with the same 2.6L inline-six engine that had been used in the Vantage editions of the DB2; it was capable of approximately 125hp. The 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I, being one of the first, would use this Vantage-style engine. It would be available in Fixed-Head Coupe and Drophead Coupe form, and would see very few external changes from the previous model. The Fixed-Head Coupe did receive a new single-panel windscreen in place of the previously divided windscreen, while the rear roof profile would be extended to give additional headroom for passengers that were now accommodated by the addition of two rear seats. Although tight and rather cramped for full-size adults, the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I was seen as an exciting sports touring car that was more practical and versatile than ever. With top speeds of 111mph and a 12.6 second time in the 0-60pmh sprint, it’s easy to understand why this car was such a head-turner in its day.
In total, it is estimated that 565 Mk I Aston Martin DB2/4 models were produced between 1953 and 1955. If you’re thinking about buying a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I, it will be an excellent example of early DB2/4 production. As with all classics of this age, rust plays a very important role in the overall condition of the DB2/4 and thus, its value. Always have any potential purchase inspected by a third party that is knowledgeable in classic Aston Martins. They can also help you authenticate the classic as original. It is also important to ask the sellers for any documentation they may have regarding ownership history, maintenance and repair, or any restoration that has been done. Not only will these documents give you an idea of how the car was treated and maintained over the years, they will also be helpful should you decide to sell the car in the future. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips for the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I that The Beverly Hills Car Club has learned over their years of experience in the classic car market. To learn more classic Aston Martin Buyer’s Tips, be sure to browse the resources of this website.
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