Motostalgia Saturday: 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4
A hundred or so cars were put on the auction block last Saturday at the Long Center. This car had a pre-auction estimate of about $300k. Its Lagonda engine, designed by W. O. Bentley, won its class (finishing first and second) in a DB2 at Le Mans in 1950. It’s a straight six, twin cam with dual carbs, 2.9 liter giving 140 hp and 120 mph. Low mileage, frame-off restoration. Sourced by the fellows at Motoreum (link at right) from Guatemala, this is a true classic. Wikipedia says the DB2/4 was the world’s first hatchback.