My wife and I purchased this car after seeing it‘s listing in a Bonhams auction catalogue in 2010.
First registered on 28th October 1954 with Coachwork by Mulliners of Birmingham and sold through Brooklands Surrey.
Purchased by Andrew Wray - Roberts in October 1961 and after reading through the listing and becoming completely smitten with the romance of this car having raced in the Targa Florio in 1962 and 1963 by Andrew Wray-Roberts himself albeit retiring in both events.
In 1970 this DB2/4 was chosen to represent the year 1954 at the Aston Martin Silver Jubilee celebrations at Crystal Palace.
In November 1970 it was purchased and stayed in the same ownership until 2010 when it came to market.
It not finishing the Targa Florio is what we found rather charming and of course added a slightly different provenance to a DB2/4 Drophead and we felt the car needed bringing back to her former glory so the decision to have it restored was agreed and over a 7 year period marque specialists Prestige Paintworks Ltd were commissioned to address the body and paint while Pugsley and Lewis carried out all the strip and re assembly, engine rebuild and final trim.
Since it’s first Concours event at Englefield House in 2018 and with the help of the judges and their scoresheets we turned to Prestige Paintworks Ltd again to make all the critical detail changes needed after each Concours event to achieve what we believe to be one of the finest examples and a car we are extremely proud to be custodians of.