SLC611 was delivered to its first owner, Mr A.J. Hubbard on Valentine’s day in 1956 by Brooklands of Bond St. Ltd. This lovely example of an original Mk 1 DB2/4 has been in the long term ownership of a prominent member of the Aston Martin Owner’s Club and more recently a well known collector. This car was featured in “The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars “ by Martin Buckley, as a result SLC 611 is a well known example of the Feltham Aston marque.
In recent years, the car has been the subject of major restoration with the 3 litre VBJ6 engine being subject to a detailed rebuild by respected classic car engine specialist T&L Engineering; since when SLC 611 has covered less than 500 miles. A ported Alperform head with fast road cam profiles, is fitted for improved cooling and the use of unleaded fuel which certainly adds to the exhilaration of driving this very capable Aston.
As part of the restoration the body was stripped to bare metal and expertly prepared without the use of any filler and repainted in Aston Silver birch, the interior retrimmed in a contrasting blue hide and much of the brightwork rechromed to produce a finish at least the equal to when it left the factory.
Supplied with the car is a file of invoices, the original buff and continuation green logbooks, the factory build and guarantee record and an original leather bound Owner’s handbook accompany the car.
This Aston really is a superbly presented DB2/4, a canny investment ready to grace any collection or to reliably serve as a head turning grand tourer for continental adventures.