Rare Aston Martin DB2/4 Leads Bonhams Goodwood Sale


LONDON.- A very rare and handsome 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Cabriolet, which was previously owned by the legendary Grand Prix and sports-racing driver, Innes Ireland, is one of the highlights of Bonhams’ annual sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on 1 July 2011. Recently restored to concours condition, it has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £500,000 – 700,000. One of two DB2/4s known to have been bodied in this style by Bertone, the famous Italian coachbuilder, it was delivered new to San Francisco resident, Mrs Edith Field, in 1954. Mrs Field is recorded as having exhibited the car at the 1955 Pebble Beach Concours d’elegance, where it achieved 3rd place in the two-seater sports car category. Field, who was described by a friend as a ‘wealthy eccentric’ with ‘panache found only in people of significant means’, owned a number of mo