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1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 MKIII
Lot No.: 329
Registration: VBT 512
Chassis Number: AM30031542
Engine Number: DBA1192
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Sold for (£): 220,800
The DB 2/4 Mk III (normally simply called DB Mk III, even at the time of its introduction) is a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1957 through 1959. It was an evolution of the DB2/4 Mk II model it replaced, using an evolution of that car's W.O. Bentley-designed Lagonda 2.9L straight-6 engine, redesigned by Tadek Marek.
Changes included a grille like that on the DB3S, a new instrument panel, and Girling disc brakes. The hydraulically operated clutch was new as well, and an optional Laycock-de Normanville overdrive, which was attached to the STD 4 speed gearbox after the 1st 100 cars. Worm-and-sector steering and a live axle rear end were carry overs.
We are delighted to be able to offer this exquisite DB 2/4 MkIII for the first time since purchased new in 1958.
This one family owned Aston Martin has been meticulously maintained throughout its life. So much so that in the early 60's it underwent a bare metal re-spray to Gold due to the original Peony paintwork blistering. There is simply not enough space in our catalogue to detail the huge history file that accompanies it, but rest assured it could fill a library.
From 1997 to 1999 it was sent to Jack Moss the renowned Aston Martin specialists, Four Ashes Garage, of Stratford-Upon-Avon, for an extensive overhaul totaling £25,620.00 extending to; a full body off re-spray to its current colour, chrome work re-plated and clutch assembly re-worked to list only part of the work completed.
Regular servicing has continued to the current day and "VBT 512" will be supplied with a fresh MoT, the original instruction book, original workshop manual and various AMOC magazines dating back to 1958.
We recently saw at auction this year a similar DB2/4, all be it sporting the type C engine, achieve more than £180,000. The provenance that accompanies this car, the originality of the interior and the single family ownership make "VBT 512" unique and whether you are a seasoned Aston Martin collector or this is your first foray into the marque, you simply could not choose a car with better history than this.....