Unique 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Supersonic by Carrozzeria Ghia with chassis number AM300/1/1132 will be on the auction at the upcoming RM Auctions & Sotheby’s event in New York City, on 21 November. This coupe was purchased at the original price of $15,000 by Richard Cowell, and is now expected to bring between $1.5 million and $2 million.
Upcoming New York sale will celebrate the historic importance of the automobile, a singular achievement at the crossroads of art, technology and innovation, at the same time paying tribute to the creativity, styling and imagination of the world’s leading coachbuilders.
1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II is the only Supersonic built on an Aston Martin chassis and was first displayed at the 1956 Turin Auto Salon. The car was driven by American grand prix racing driver Harry Schell. The car’s first registered owners were newlywed New Yorkers Gail Whitney Vanderbilt and her husband, the record-setting water skier Richard C. Cowell, who took delivery directly from David Brown. It was then acquired in the late 1950s by noted American collector Robert Lee and benefits from known ownership history through the present day.
Offered for sale from the James Patterson Collection, it is the recipient of a recent, thorough, no-expense-spared, Pebble Beach award-winning restoration. This Aston Martin was not only fast and exclusive, it was downright wild! It’s pop art on wheels.