Aston Martin 1954 

Great Britain

DB 2-4 Mk1


DB 2-4

 

 

Aston Martin DB2-4 Saloon and Drophead Coupé are fitted with the 125bhp Vantage engine as standard (it had been optional on the superseded DB2). Although the main mechanical features and the front and centre section of the chassis are basically the same as on the DB2, the rear of the car was completely redesigned. In addition to having two additional (emergency) seats it have a large luggage platform accessible via a tailgate which is hinged above a greatly enlarged rear window.
Later production models had a 3-litre (2922-cc) 140 bhp engine as standard giving 120 mph. Wheelbase is 8 ft 3 in.


 

 


DB 2-4 Bertone

 


 

 

24
F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
 
1000 km Buenos Aires 24.01.1954 (round 1)   Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
38 DB 3 S #2 Parnell / Salvadori David Brown fail. S3.0 -    
40 DB 3 S #4 Collins / Griffith David Brown 3rd S3.0 2nd    
42 DB 3 S #1 Greene / Stabile E. F. Greene acc. S3.0 -    
44 DB 3 S #3 Mières / Tomasi David Brown fail. S3.0 -    
 
Sebring 12 Hours 07.03.1954 (round 2)   Results:    
#       Entrant: gen. class    
20 DB2 Offenhauser   Pearsall / Tilp / Hansgen George Tilp dns S3.0 -    
23 DB 3 S #2 Parnell / Salvadori Aston Martin fail. S3.0 -    
24 DB 3 S #4 Collins / Griffith Aston Martin fail. S3.0 -    
25 DB 3 S #3 Wallace / Shelby Aston Martin fail. S3.0 -    
 
Mille Miglia 1-2.05.1954 (round 3)   Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
539 DB 3 S #2 Parnell / Klementaski David Brown acc. S+2.0 -    
609 DB 3 S #4 Collins / Griffith David Brown acc. S+2.0 -    
612 DB 3 #7 Meyer / O'Hara Moore   acc. S+2.0 -    
 
  24h Le Mans 13.06.1954 (round 4)   Results: Perf.
index
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class
8 DB 3 S #1 Parnell / Salvadori David Brown fail. -   -  
20 DB 3 S Coupé #6 Collins / Bira David Brown acc. -   -  
21 DB 3 S Coupé #7 Whitehead / Stewart David Brown acc. -   -  
22 DB 3 S #3 Shelby / Frère David Brown fail. -   -  
23 DB 3 S #5 Mann / Brackenbury N.H. Mann dns -   -  
27 DB 2/4 # Colas / Ramos J.P. Colas fail. -   -  
 
Tourist Trophy 11.09.1954 (round 5)   Results:    
#         gen. class    
17 DB 3 S #1 Parnell / Salvadori David Brown acc. S3.0 -    
18 DB 3 S #2 Collins / Griffith David Brown fail. S3.0 -    
19 DB 3 S #3 Whitehead / Poore David Brown 8th S3.0 3rd    
 
Victories:
 
3rd 1000km Buenos Aires #40 DB3S Collins/Griffith

 

 


Le Mans.

 


DB3S przygotowany do startu w Le Mans.