Auction Block: 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II

Jul 24, 2019

Category: Rides

These days, it seems that there’s an unspoken rule within the automotive community: if you’re going to sell a classic, it better abide by the industry’s rulebook. Finding an iconic platform that proudly showcases the blood, sweat, and tears of its lineage has become increasingly rare, making the reveal of this character-filled 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II all the more enticing.

Sure, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the distressed, patina-stricken frame of this ineffable 1957 Mk II is automotive art in its truest form. Emboldened by its history on and off of the track, this right-hand-drive example is one of only 199 to have made their way out of the factory and onto the public roadway. Although the vehicle was originally sold through one of Staffordshire’s premier dealers, Cyril Williams Motors Ltd, it eventually found its way to the California desert, where it would fall into the care of Don Rose, a prolific Aston Martin collector. After being driven to its full capacity on the Rally circuit for a number of years, the MkII fell victim to a structural collapse at its storage facility in 2011. But, staying true to the vehicle’s fighting spirit, Rose had the car repaired by RM Auto Restoration, who opted to keep the platform’s multitudinous “flaws” visible. Below the Martin’s rear window, the words “Can’t Be Crushed” serve as a stark reminder of the vehicle’s relentless tenacity to live. Now, the 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II is looking for a new owner. Head to RM Sotheby’s website for more information.

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