First DB2/4 MKII ever built and only 15 DHC built

Used to be the factory demonstrator

Matching numbers, engine overhauled by Roos Enginnering

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This lovely Aston Martin DB2/4 MKII DHC was built in October 1955 and bears the chassis number AM.300/1101. It is fitted with engine number VB6J/624 with twin exhaust. It was finished in a very sober combination of black body and red interior.

Being the first MKII built and very likely the first car assembled at the Newport Pagnell factory, the car was not sold new to a customer but registered « 162 GMC » to become a « demonstrator » as stated in the factory records.

It subsequently was registered to its first owner on August 23rd 1956, Mr Engelbach from Shipley - UK and continued to be serviced at the factory until 1959. The following owner was  Mr John Madison who purchased AM.300/1101 from the Aston Martin dealership « Keen & Partners » and registered it on 6th of October 1965.

Mr Madison was a Lt-Colonel from the US army who enjoyed the car in the UK until his return to his home in Palos Verdes - California. He kept the car until the end of the 90s when the car was purchased by a Swiss collector, Mr Hans Peter Meng. Between 2001 and 2002 it was brought to world expert Roos Engineering in Switzerland for a comprehensive mechanical rebuild totaling at the time 126 500 CHF. From 2002 to 2018 the car remained in a German collection with only minimal use.

The car is in wonderful patinated condition from an older restoration on the body and interior, whilst the mechanical components are pretty much as they were when they left the Roos garage in 2002. The car has been verified to havematching numbers that correspond exactly to its build sheet.

It comes with an impressive history file documenting its life as a factory demonstrator, the service at the factory until 1959, its ownership and bills from Roos Engineering.

This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire one of the rarest DHC Aston Martins ever built, indeed from the 199 DB2/4 MKIIs built, only 15 were DHC, and comes with the most impeccable provenance.

A truly outstanding example for any discerning Aston Martin collector.

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