A very Special Aston Martin DB2/4 owned by the same family for the last 56 years

This Aston Martin DB2/4 will be offered for sale at the Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Race Retro on the 27th-28th February and it’s the first time it’s on the market since it was purchased by the current family custodians over 56 years ago (estimated at between £160,000 and £180,000).

It’s amazing how people can love so much a car that it becomes part of the family. I don’t know what is pushing the current owner to sell it, however I’m pretty sure he must have some serious reasons. He also spent nearly 3 years restoring it, I’m sure he’s good reasons, but what a shame to sell it now. If you are on the market for something really collectable at this level of money, with only 2 owners and 67k miles on the clock I would surely buy this Aston.

A little history of this Aston Martin DB2 / 4 from 1958

The first owner was a Mr W. Griffith from Somerset, who owned chassis number AM300/3/1433 until 1960, when he placed an advert in the local newspaper. Mr Marcus Green, a long-standing member of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club, saw the advert and immediately arranged a viewing. A deal was struck and Mr Green bought the car, which is still in his garage today. In 2003, the car was inherited by Mr Green’s son in law, himself a skilled mechanical engineer, who set about restoring the Aston to its former glory.

The restoration was a complete body-off nut and bolt rebuild that took place over two to three years. A photographic record documents this process and significant time and effort was put into ensuring the shut lines were better than when new. The original engine was rebuilt and the interior trimmed to a high specification. The car today is reading a mere 67,000 miles from new and still presents beautifully with dark blue paintwork that retains an excellent shine.

Bills and receipts dating back to the 1960s show that it has been cared for throughout its life. In addition, the complete original tool kit can be found under the bonnet along with the chassis plate and many other original components.

Tech Details:

Registration: UXW372
Chassis Number: AM300/3/1433
Engine Number: DBA1059
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2922cc
Year of Manufacture: 1958