Lot 12: 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII

Artcurial

February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Paris, France
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Description: 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkIII Carte grise française Châssis n° AM300/3/1341 Moteur n° DBA/966 - Vendue neuve en France - Belle présentation - Caractère sportif affirmé, finition raffinée - Provenant de la collection d''un amateur du Lubéron "L''excellence de sa boîte de vitesse et de ses qualités routières sont presque irrésistibles" : c''est ainsi que Paul Frère vante les mérites de l''Aston Martin DB 2/4 MkII, dans les colonnes de L''Equipe, dans les années 1950. Il faut dire que David Brown a parcouru bien du chemin, depuis son rachat de la marque en 1947. D''ailleurs, avec son beau six-cylindres double arbre, la DB 2/4 est une des voitures les plus chères du marché : en France, il faut débourser 3 355 000 francs pour acquérir un cabriolet, contre 2 275 000 francs pour une Jaguar XK 120 et 2 822 000 francs pour une Lancia Aurelia Spider. La voiture que nous présentons, à conduite à gauche, a été vendue neuve par le biais du garage Mirabeau à un M. Bernard Malle habitant Paris, 16e arrondissement. Une fiche de travaux fait apparaître diverses opérations d''entretien opérées à 9 415 km, peut-être chez Aston Martin en Angleterre. Cette voiture a fait l''objet des soins attentifs de ses propriétaires et n''a probablement pas quitté la France. En 2003, elle appartenait à un collectionneur de Barbizon qui l''avait acheté à un collectionneur parisien qui la détenait depuis plus de 10 ans, avant d''être cédée en février 2011 à son précèdent propriétaire. La voiture a été restaurée et se présente aujourd''hui dans une belle teinte vert foncé. Elle est équipée de jantes à rayons et de freins à tambours, elle est accompagnée de sa trousse à outils et présente une belle sellerie en cuir beige patinée. Sa finition en fait une voiture de caractère très sportif, à peine tempéré par le raffinement et la classe de la présentation. Les séries suivantes seront plus bourgeoises mais l''on ressent dans ce modèle l''essence même de la culture qui a guidé la marque vers sa victoire aux 24 Heures du Mans, en 1959. Le prochain propriétaire de cette voiture pourra d''autant plus en profiter que cet exemplaire livré neuf en France offre une présentation très attachante. Merci de noter que la voiture est vendue sans contrôle technique. French title Chassis n° AM300/3/1341 Engine n° DBA/966 - Sold new in France - Nice presentation - Established sporting personality, sophisticated finish - Coming from the collection of an enthusiast from South of France " The superiority of its gearbox and its driving qualities are almost irresistible " : this is how Paul Frère praised the merits of the Aston Martin 2/4 MkII in a column of L''Equipe during the 1950s. It must be said that David Brown had come a long way since taking over the marque in 1947. What''s more, with its wonderful twin-cam six-cylinder engine, the DB 2/4 was one of the most expensive cars on the market : in France, a cabriolet cost 3,355,000 francs, against 2,275,000 francs for a Jaguar XK 120 and 2,822,000 francs for a Lancia Aurelia Spider. The car on offer, a left-hand drive example, was sold new by the Mirabeau garage to M. Bernard Malle who lived in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. A maintenance record shows various works carried out at 9,415 km, possibly by Aston Martin in England. This car has been looked after very attentively and has probably always been kept in France. In 2003 it belonged to a collector from Barbizon who bought it from a Parisian collector who had owned the car for more than ten years. It came into the hands of the previous owner in February 2011, having been restored, and the car is presented today in attractive dark green livery. The car is fitted with wire wheels with drum brakes, comes with its toolkit and features a nice and patinated beige leather upholstery. The high-quality and sophisticated finishing complements the car''s sporty temperament. The subsequent series were more bourgeois, whereas this model exudes the essence of what drove the marque to victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour Race in 1959. The next owner will appreciate the nice presentation of a car that was delivered new in France.
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