DB2/4 Disco Volante
DB2/4 Disco Volante

DB2/4 Disco Volante

(1955)

So little that can be said about this mystery car. The only known photograph is this, found in a 'For Sale' advertisement from car dealers, Metcalfe and Mundy, in the December 1955 issue of Motor Sport Magazine. Whilst in the ad it describes the car as 'Volanti', though I am assured that the correct spelling is 'Volante'. All I can really tell you is that it is a DB2/4, right hand drive, chassis LML/810, built for Lord O'Neil, body almost certainly of glass-fibre and that the Northern Irish registration number isn't currently on the DVLA computer. The design is obviously very closely based on that of the rare, 1952 Touring designed spyder, the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante (Italian for Flying Saucer).

DB2/4 Disco Volante

A recent posting on the AMOC forum by someone who claims to have used the car may shed some light on this mystery. The contributor has stated that he had use of the car through work in the late 1950’s. Apparently the driver parked the car up in a London street whilst he served a little time in prison. During that time, a month or so, the open car was vandalised and then taken away by the authorities, perhaps to the crusher. I have no way what-so-ever of checking this story but it could well be true. I very very much hope this car will resurface one day but I also fear that it, sadly, may no longer exist.