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For Sale: 1954 Aston Martin Coupe in Houston, Texas

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Vehicle Description

1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4
Chassis No. LML/551

No. 51 of 565 Examples Built From 1954-55
Original Numbers-Matching Engine; 2.9-litre 140bhp 'VB6J' engine
Includes British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate
Factory Delivered In Left Hand Drive & In Black Paint with Beige Interior
Sold New by S H Arnolt Inc, in Chicago then 5 months later to Foreign Car Center in Carmel, Ca
Said to have been Owned by William Randolph Hearst Jr (Hearst Castle)
Reportedly Raced in Period by H.M. Handley in California
2007 Mechanical Restoration by Kevin Kay Restorations (Receipts = $62,000)

Assembled at the DB works factory, the hand-crafted aluminum bodies were under the direction of Mulliner and later Tickford.

This car is noted to have been sold in its first year to Carmel, Ca and owned by William Randolph Hearst. It is believed the car was raced in California in period with a photo existing of the car in a D production race. Ownership history is recorded with several California owners on file. In 2007 Kevin Kay Restorations (Aston Martin Specialist) performed a $62,000 mechanical restoration while converting the front brakes to disc and the transmission from 4 speed to 5 Speed (the original gearbox is included with the car).

An amazing DB 2/4 ready for immediate use!


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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1209910
  • Price:$279,500
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Aston Martin
  • Model:Coupe
  • Exterior Color:BLK
  • Interior Color:TAN
  • Odometer:50820
  • Stock Number:D1899
  • VIN:LML551