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When industrialist David Brown acquired Aston Martin after World War II, he would first introduce a baroque 2L sports car in 1948 that was powered by a wimpy four-cylinder engine; he would find just fourteen buyers. With the release of the Aston Martin DB2 in 1950, everything would change. With an all-new engine from Lagonda (which Brown had also acquired) and an elegant handmade aluminum body, Aston Martin would set its sights on competition and, at the same time, popularity and sales in America. It is said that proceeds from sales at the 1950 New York Auto Show would exceed $70,000, and the company would have the fuel it needed to launch in America. Meanwhile, racing successes at Le Mans and other races would catapult Aston Martin into a household name. The DB2 would be produced through 1953 when the DB2/4 would be unveiled. Offering new seating in the rear and the Vantage engine as standard equipment, approximately 565 Mk I DB2/4 models were produced. They were available as Fixed-Head or Drophead Coupes, although it is said that a handful of Bertone-bodied Spiders were commissioned by private buyers. This particular model-year would also mark the release of an updated 2.9L engine that pushed horsepower to 140hp, which gave the car a top speed of 120mph.
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If you’re thinking about buying a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the brand, 1950’s classics and the available DB2/4 cars on the market today. The Beverly Hills Car Club, with years of experience in the classic car industry, is a Los Angeles classic car dealership with a worldwide reputation for fair and honest car deals. They are always available for consultation and would be delighted to learn more about your dreams for a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I. One of the most important Buyer’s Tips that they can give you for this particular classic is to ensure that you’ve authenticated the model as original prior to purchase. This may seem like standard protocol for purchasing a classic, yet a mistake in this area could cost you thousands of dollars. Furthermore, if you’re considering a classic Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I for restoration, be sure to have a thorough inspection conducted to include mechanics, electrical and body. Their team can connect you to Aston Martin experts in your area.
In the meantime, be sure to browse The Beverly Hills Car Club’s online inventory to view the 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I models currently housed in their showroom. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Connect with their team to discuss your particular needs. They will work with you to find and secure the classic you’ve been dreaming of. Connect today!
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