(1953 - 1955)
Introduced to the public at the London Motor Show in 1953, the DB2/4 offered a true first in the motoring world - since then much imitated. It's Aston Martin that we have to thank for bringing the world the 'sporting hatchback' although, unfortunately they failed to patent this innovation. This innovation came about as the DB2/4 was a four seater (really a 2+2) unlike the pure two seat DB2, and rear access was required for the occupants luggage. With the rear seats folded down, the DB2/4 had a colossal luggage capacity. The rear screen was significantly larger than on the DB2 which aids easy identification.
Car which inspired James Bond's first Aston
An Aston Martin, believed to have informed Ian Fleming's choice of car for his famous spy in Goldfinger, is going up for auction
A vintage Aston Martin with special features credited with inspiring one of James Bond’s most iconic cars is to be auctioned.
The Aston Martin DB 2/4, which is believed to have prompted Ian Fleming’s choice of motor for his famous spy in Goldfinger, is expected t...
Aston Martin DB2/4
The Aston Martin DB2/4 bowed in the autumn of 1953 to replace the DB2, and was an altogether better version of it. The designation tells the main story, for this was still the “David Brown” Aston, only now with four seats. Of course, it helped to have a sense of humor about that, because wheelbase was unchanged, and squeezing in those extra seats required a good deal of shuffling, including a smal...
Aston Martin DB2/4 Allemano Coupe
During the ownership of A.C. Bertelli, Aston Martin was a very successful manufacturer of small (cycle-fendered) sports cars in the 1930s. With legendary cars like the Ulster, the manufacturer scored many class wins in the most important races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From 1937 the company slowly changed policy by putting more emphasis on road cars. The culmination of these developments was t...