(1955 - 1957)
Whilst outwardly similar to the previous DB2/4 model, with the Mark II came many detail changes. The car was first shown at the London Motor Show in 1955 and during production run for only 2 short years with a total of 199 cars were built, a majority were built with saloon coachwork as shown here. Other body styles were the desirable fixed head coupe and the wind-in-the-hair drophead coupes. Initially, the engine was the same as fitted to the later examples of the DB2/4 model (VB6J), but as an optional extra, the Special Series engine (VB6J/...../L or L1) could be fitted. The Special Series engine had 165 bhp on tap which was down to higher compression, the fitting of larger valves and high lift camshafts.
Aston Martin Mark II 2/4 Seater
Only a few years after it was established, Aston Martin entered receivership. The fledgling company was eventually saved from bankruptcy by A.C. Bertelli in 1926. At the time Bertelli was also working on a car of their own design and more importantly also established a coach-building shop next door to the Aston Martin factory. At the Olympia Motor Show a year later, Aston Martin launched the S-Typ...