Have you ever wondered what the “DB” in Aston Martin’s DB series of sports cars stands for? It stands for David Brown, a businessman who purchased Aston Martin in 1947 and helped bring the low volume production car company into the world-class brand it is today. Gooding & Company has released a list of vehicles to be auctioned online, and one of these highlighted cars is a pristine 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe.
This vintage Aston is as rare as it is beautiful. It bridges the gap between post-war British engineering and Bertone Italian design. This particular car is one of only two Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupes coachbuilt by Bertone. Freelance designer Giovanni Michelotti designed the body and kept the DB2’s distinctive Aston Martin radiator grille. The car looks as suave as a Jame Bond tuxedo.
According to the listing, in 2006, the car received a full restoration to Concours standards. It is presented in a spotless Metallic Blue exterior paint and comes complete with a period-correct tool kit and a full history report with a copy of the factory build sheet. Owning a classic Aston Martin is something to be desired, but here is a chance to own a gas-burning work of art. The Geared Online Auction runs from January 18-22, 2021.
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