Purchased by the famous Jazz musician Chris Barber when it was only 3 years old, this very interesting DB2/4 has led a varied life. Raced just once by Barber in 1958 at Silverstone where he came a very respectable 4th behind such exulted company as Graham Whitehead, John Dalton and Jean Bloxham, all driving DB3S's.
Barber sold the car in 1962 since when a succession of UK-based owners ensued until it was acquired in 1981 by a John Hamilton who would retain the car for the next 34 years. During his ownership, but some 20 years later in 2001 Lynx Motors International restored the car. This included the fitment of a replacement cylinder block and timing cover and a complete rebuild of the 2990cc engine as well as the addition of an oil cooler, servo assisted DB5 Girling front brakes and a complete stainless-steel twin exhaust system with tubular manifolds. This work totalled to roughly £53,400 and consisted of 1,150-man hours of exacting work. Understandably, great importance was placed on preserving the car’s original bodywork and the accumulated patina of previous decades.
The car now sits on original sized 16" wire wheels but the stronger 72 spoke wheels as fitted to the DB4. These are shod with Avon Turbosteel radial tyres and the car is fitted with an aluminium radiator, a high capacity starter motor, a Kenlowe electric cooling fan, aeroquip brake lines, period style wing mirrors, seat belts and a new original style steering wheel. This car is highly suitable for the enthusiast who might take part in historic continental rally's as it is mechanically superb and a delight to drive. Some paintwork will be required to return this DB to nearer to perfect condition and this has been taken into account when pricing this already attractive DB2/4. Undoubtedly the best we have seen at this price level at £139,950