Aston Martin DB2/4

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1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Spider
1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Spider

Aston Martin DB2/4 Photo Gallery

Aston Martin DB2/4 Photo Gallery
Aston Martin DB2/4 Photo Gallery

Aston Martin DB2/4

In 1953 Aston Martin modified the DB2 by changing the rear of the body to a "fastbach" style with an opening rear hatchback door and window, the first ever on a high-performance car. The model was renamed the DB2/4 to denote the fact that a (minimal) rear seat was now included.

Within a year, a larger 2.9-liter engine was made standard for the DB2/4.

Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II

The DB2/4 Mk II was mechanically the same as the DB2/4 but the rear fenders were squared-off and a "notchback" or hardtop body was offered. Only 30 of this new bodystyle were built.

David Brown acquired Tickford limited in 1954 and the bodywork for the MK II was the first to be made there.

Coachbuilder Touring of Milan built Spider convertible bodies on three of the chassis.

Engine performance was improved with larger valves and a redesigned camshaft.

Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III

The DB Mark III was the final incarnation of the DB2. The DB Mk III featured a restyled front and Girling disc brakes on the front. Buyers could also choose an optional automatic transmission.

As in the DB2/4, The Mk III was built in a both a 4-seater Coupe and a convertible with bodies built by Tickford

DB2 Production

DB2/4 II1955-1957199
DB2/4 III1957-1959551



  • 6 cylinders, in line
  • 4-bearing cast-iron block/crankcase
  • 2 Overhead valces per cylinder
  • Dual overhead camshafts
  • 2 horizontal contant-vacuum S.U. Carburettors
  • Torque: 125 lb ft at 3,000-rpm
  • Horsepower - DB2/4: 140 @ 5,000 rpm
  • Horsepower - DB2/4 II: 162 @ 5,000 rpm
  • Displacement - DB2/4: 2,922 cc, bore/stroke 78mm/90mm


  • 4-Speed Manual with synchromesh on gears 2, 3, and 4
  • Single-dry-plate clutch
  • Open propeller shaft to hypoind-bevel "live" rear axle


  • Multi-tube (square-section tubing) chassis frame
  • Cross and diagonal bracing
  • Independent front suspension by coil springs, trailing arms, and anti-roll bar
  • Rear suspension by coil springs and twin trailing arms with Panhard rod location
  • Piston-type hydraulic dampers
  • Worm-and-roller steering
  • Front Brakes - DB2/4 III: Hydraulic Girling disc
  • Rear Brakes: Hydraulic 12" drum brakes
  • 16" Knock-off wire wheels
  • 6.00 x 16" tires
  • Light-alloy two-door coupe body by Tickford


  • Wheelbase: 8ft 3in
  • Track (front & rear): 4ft 6in
  • Overall length: 13ft 6.5in
  • Weight: 2,500lbs

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