1954 Aston Martin DB2/4

Drophead Coupe by Graber
Uniqueness before beauty?
Thursday, 22 September - Saturday, 24 September 2022
Sale Price
$800,000 - $1,000,000
Est. Range
24 September 2022
Sold Date
Lot Number
Older restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. LML562; Engine no. VB6E 50 1294. Dove Grey with dark blue top over dark blue leather. RHD. 4-speed, chrome Borrani wire wheels, Avon tires, boot cover, books, jacks, tools.

Evaluation: One-off with this bodywork by Graber of Switzerland. Numbers matching. Shown at Pebble Beach in 2010. Video-documented restoration. Beautiful paint. Even gaps and straight body. The seats look barely sat in. Restored by Kevin Kay years ago and still a stunner. This Swiss coachwork isn’t exactly drop-dead gorgeous, but uniqueness counts for a lot. It would make a statement in any concours or collection, and it certainly does here.

Bottom Line: This Aston sold for $715,000 at Pebble Beach in 2011, and then sold again there eight years later for $720,000, both times about double the price of a standard DB2/4 Drophead. This price, while still a big premium, is surprisingly modest for the one-off coachwork and beautiful condition, but then again Frank Feely concedes nothing to Graber and many would argue that the standard car looks better. And there was a standard DB2/4 in the same sale to compare it to.

Given that, and the fact that this is the Graber car’s third time to market in relatively recent memory, the lower result seems sensible.

by Andrew Newton
1 October 2022


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