Aston Martin DB2/4

The Frank Feeley-styled DB2, introduced in May 1950, marked the debut road model for Aston Martin under industrialist David Brown, who had recently acquired the company. In 1953, this gentlemen’s sports car grew into a four-place saloon, the DB2/4, followed by Drophead Coupe and Fixed-Head Notchback variants. By 1954, a new 3.0-liter engine producing 140 horsepower was introduced. In effect, the DB 2/4’s innovative design marked the introduction of what would later be considered the world’s first production hatchback.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

140 bhp, three-liter double overhead cam six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 99".

Source: RM Auctions

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