VotW – 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drop Head Coupe

Our video this week comes from the folks at “The Fast Lane Car” and features a look at the exception Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC.

Over the decades. Aston Martin has built some of the most beautiful and sexy cars ever made. And many would argue that the 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drop Head Coupe is no exception to the rule. This model was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. It is also one of only a few small number of Aston Martin DB2/4 Drop Head Coupe convertibles ever built – supposedly just 15. It features a dual overhead cam straight-6 designed by W. O. Bentley and it features four seats and a convertible top. Just those facts alone make it a classic.

Bonhams’ 2012 Aston Martin Sale Early entry barn-find DB2 4 DHC

Just for references sake, Hagerty’s value guide currently suggests that a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I, not the drop head coupe model, should bring somewhere in the $280,000 range in top condition. Those values are going up consistently and none-to-slowly either.  On top of that, a DHC like the one in the video would fetch considerably more if it were to be offered up.

For further information on the DB2/4, as well as all the other models, check out this information at the fantastic AstonMartins.com website.

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British

Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car enthusiast, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100 and a 1977 MGB. But there is always room for more - no matter what his wife says.