The DB2 was a grand success, but Aston Martin wanted to entice more people to its creations.
In 1953, AM launched its second car, at the Earls Court Motor Show, with the company’s savior’s initials: the DB2/4. Other than a modification to the chassis and a smaller fuel tank to allow for the almost non-existent rear seats, the 2/4 was a beast very similar to the DB2. Among the ways to tell the two apart were that the 2/4 had a one-piece windshield, larger bumpers, and raised roofline; yet underneath they both shared the same rectangular tube frame, as well as front and rear suspension. Their power came from a W.O. Bentley-designed twin-cam 125 bhp, 2.6-liter power plant. The 2/4 got a boost in power, in 1954, with the DBS3-derived 3.0-liter engine raising it to 140 bhp.
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