While the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II was outwardly similar to the previous Mk I DB2/4, with the Mk II came many detail changes. For example, the roofline was raised and a chrome strip was extended from the top of the windscreen to above the side windows. Perhaps the easiest way to distinguish a Mk II from the previous Mk I, however, was that the side panels of the bonnet remain fixed to the chassis when the bonnet is raised. Also noticeable are the vestigial tail fins, which were a stylish addition to many 1950’s sports touring cars. First unveiled at the 1955 London Motor Show, the Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II would see production for only two short years, with a total of 199 cars being built. It was available as a Fixed-Head Coupe and Drophead Coupe convertible. Initially, the engine was the same as the 2.9L that was fitted in later examples of the Mk I DB2/4, but as an optional extra, the Special Series engine could be fitted. This Special Series engine would boast 165hp thanks to higher compression, larger valves and high-lift camshafts.
One of the significant behind-the-scenes changes for the DB2/4 Mk II, which makes it an interesting collector item, was the move of coachbuilding responsibilities from Feltham to the Tickford Coachbuilding Works in Newport Pagnell. Aston owner, David Brown, had acquired the Works in 1954 and would move all of Aston Martin’s operations there with the start of DB4 production. With less than 200 examples of the DB2/4 Mk II ever built, finding a model in the condition you desire can often be the most daunting part of purchasing an Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II. When you choose to partner with The Beverly Hills Car Club, their team of professionals can help you find and purchase the classic you’ve been dreaming of whether an Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drophead Coupe or Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Fixed-Head Coupe. Connect with their team today to discuss your specific requirements.
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