Introduced in October 1953, the DB2/4 widened the already considerable appeal of the DB2 by the simple expedient of installing two occasional rear seats, the latter being facilitated by extensive revisions to the car’s rear end. As well as the extra accommodation, there was also room for more luggage, the latter being accessed via a hatchback rear door.
A raised roofline, one-piece windscreen, larger bumpers and other detail styling changes further differentiated the new ‘2+2’ from its predecessor. Otherwise, the DB2/4 remained mechanically much the same as the DB2, though the Vantage (125bhp) engine became the standard specification. A total of 565 DB2/4s were produced before the arrival of the MkII in October 1955, by which time the 3.0-litre 140bhp ‘VB6J’ engine had been standardised.
This magnificent matching numbers DB2/4 was first registered new in 1955 to Left Hand Drive “Export” specification, ordered from new with the uprated VB6J motor (VB6J/498). In recent times the DB2/4 has enjoyed a thorough restoration and is offered in fantastic condition throughout, the beautifully finished coachwork complemented by a soft red leather interior.
LML/886 presents a rare opportunity to acquire a truly stunning example of this ground-breaking sportscar of the 1950s.