MARCH 2017 - ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MKII FHC - A Q-CAR
Q-Car - a car that has high performance and an unassuming exterior.
Aston Martin DB2/4 MKII Fixed Head Coupe. Chassis No:-AM300/1185. Manufactured and delivered when new to French dealers Majestic Automobile in Montbeliard, in 1956. Built with Left Hand Drive and Finished in Sea Green over Deep Carriage Green with Burgundy hides. This discerning car can undoubtedly lay claim, to be compliant with the Q car definition.
Reportedly returned to Aston Martin on two occasions with engine failure the car subsequently had fitted to it, an all alloy 3.7 litre Tadek Marek designed engine of the type designated and used in the later DB4 series cars. Combined with a DB4 David Brown 4 speed gearbox and revised axle ratio, disc brakes to the front and 16” road wheels, the performance of this car, in comparison to its standard production model, firmly establishes its Q car credentials. A near 60% increase in BHP, cannot be ignored when driving this dynamic and yet unassuming car. As installed the engine carries an early Aston Martin Pre Production engine number and is to original specifications.
AM300/1185 was maintained for some years in the 1980s by Aston Martin Heritage specialists R S Williams in its current configuration, before being sold to a prominent AMOC member based in Germany. Last changing hands in June 2014 and car was delivered to Aston Martin Works for complete assessment, prior to a body restoration and a bare metal repaint, with restoration of various features to its original specifications.
In outstanding condition a detailed pre-refurbishment report from Aston Martin Works is contained within the vehicle documentation, which includes substantial recent Works invoices and photographic record of works, an owners handbook, workshop manual and parts book. £POA