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Race It Again Sam – Aston Martin DB2/4 Serafino #LML/761

In 1953 the Aston Martin DB2/4 featuring a single piece windscreen and 2 nominal rear seats, which made it a 2+2, replaced the two seat DB2 model.

Aston Martin DB2/4 Serafino, Danville, Concours d'Elegance

#LML/761 was ordered without a factory body by Casablancan resident Mr J O’Hara and sent to Serafino Allemano in Italy to be fitted with a unique body.

Aston Martin DB2/4 Serafino, Danville, Concours d'Elegance

Mr O’Hara raced the car locally and when he complained to his friend and Aston Martin proprietor David Brown that it was neither fast enough, nor the handling good enough Brown arranged for the car to be upgraded which I believe included replacing the original 2.6 litre / 158 cui straight six with a 3 litre / 183 cui straight six with an attendant increase in horsepower from 120 to 140 hp.

My thanks to Geoffrey Horton who saw this car at last years Danville Concours d’Elegance and kindly shared the photographs.

Thanks for joining me on this “Race It Again Sam” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow for a look at some more French cars advertisements. Don’t forget to come back now !