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The Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I would be manufactured from 1953 to 1955, and would serve as the replacement for Aston Martin’s first successful post-war production car the classic Aston Martin DB2. As the name suggests, the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I would now offer occasional seats in the rear. Much rearranging was done to finagle these seats into the car, as the wheelbase remained unchanged. This is also a testament to the amount of room, if any, that rear passengers would have, even with the front seats pushed all the way forward. Nevertheless, buyers loved the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Fixed-Head Coupe (and other model-years). In addition to these body changes, the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Fixed-Head Coupe also boasted a new 2.9L version of the Vantage engine. With increased displacement, the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I was capable of 140hp and a top speed of 120mph. A 2.9L example tested by The Motor in 1954 reported that the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I accelerated from 0-60mph in just 10.5 seconds. When compared to other 1950’s sports cars, the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I was quite fast. In fact, in the realm of performance, on the Jaguar XK120 was close.
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If you’re thinking about buying a 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Fixed-Head Coupe, one of the ways to distinguish this particular model from the early DB2’s is by the windshield. On the DB2/4 Mk I Fixed-Head Coupe you’ll find a one-piece windshield, while on the early models you’ll find a two-piece, divided windshield. Likewise, these DB2/4 Mk I examples had a slight bulge in the rear roofline to give a bit more headroom for rear passengers. The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned Los Angeles classic car dealership, would be delighted to share other Buyer’s Tips with you for the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Fixed-Head Coupe. Whether you’re searching for a model with racing history, one you can restore from top-to-bottom, or one that is ready for the next Concours d’Elegance, their team can assist. With years of experience in the market and the industry connections needed to ensure you’re aware of new examples coming on the market, partner with their team for your success. In the meantime, they encourage you to browse their online inventory to view the classic Aston Martin models currently housed in their showroom. Should you have any questions, their team is just a phone call away.
Buying a 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Fixed-Head Coupe is an exciting time, one that you’ve probably been dreaming about for a long time. When you’re ready to explore your options, connect with The Beverly Hills Car Club team. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the car you’ve been dreaming of. Connect today to get started!
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