by Mike –
Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. This is certainly a beautiful classic Aston Martin – the first to use the modern version of the trademark grille shape that we expect to see on all Aston Martins.
2013 is a special year for Aston Martin – the 100th anniversary. Not many car companies live to be 100 years old.
1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III
178 hp, 2,922 cc DOHC six-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors, dual exhaust, David Brown four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with coil springs and radius rods, and hydraulic front disc and Alfin rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 99 in.
* Factory left-hand drive, matching numbers
* Long-time California car freshly restored by marque specialists
* Prepared for show or perfect for road rallies
* Includes factory build sheet, tools, and rare owner’s handbook
This Aston Martin is for sale at the RM auction on August 16-17, 2013 in Monterey, California. The estimate is $175,000 – $225,000 – Without Reserve.
Not only is this a beautiful example that has been expertly restored – it is also a left-hand drive model originally sold in the US. For some of us left-hand drive is an important feature. Aston Martin seem to have made most of their classic cars with the steering wheel on the other side.
Aston Martin produces exceptional cars; I have owned two new ones, a 2001 DB7 and a 2006 Vantage V8. I expect I will own more Aston Martins in the future.
RM also says,
This Mk III is presented with only break-in miles since the superb and nuanced restoration, and it can be shown with great pride. At the same time, it is conceived and equipped for performance and pleasure, and it is presented as a top-flight candidate for any of the popular vintage road rallies, such as the California Mille or Colorado Grand.
They are assuming it will stay in the US and I hope they are right.