Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe




Models Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe

Year of production 1950 - 1953

Model: DB2 (1950 - 1953)

Wikipedia (DB2): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DB2

(1950 - 1953)

The desirable and attractive Drophead Coupe version of the DB2 was announced a few months after the saloon in 1950. The first example, which was the tenth production DB2, (chassis number LML/50/10) was built as chairman, David Brown's personal car.

This is an example of the drophead coupe version of the DB2. It features the revised version of the grill featuring horizontal bars. At least 102 examples were produced (5 were sold chassis only and bodied elsewhere such as Graber in Switzerland) before being replaced by the DB2/4.

This wonderful example of a DB2 DHC, below, was the second production car, delivered in 1950 to Prince Bertil of Sweden. He kept it for 12 years for his use whilst in the UK and on the continent . It was also fitted with a Vantage tuned VB6E/ engine, the first DHC thus equipped. One unique feature of this car is the combination of earlier DB2 side vents with the later one piece grille. I’m not so keen on the white wall types and chrome over-riders though.

The car was put on sale as one of the star lots in the 2004 AM/Bonham’s sale. And despite being finished in the correct Jubilee Blue and being presented in immaculate condition, the Prince’s Aston Martin sadly remained unsold. It is now being converted back to the correct three piece grille front by the current owner.

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Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe

During the ownership of A.C. Bertelli, Aston Martin was a very successful manufacturer of small (cycle-fendered) sports cars in the 1930s. With legendary cars like the Ulster, the manufacturer scored many class wins in the most important races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From 1937 the company slowly changed policy by putting more emphasis on road cars. The culmination of these developments was t...

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Engines


Year from-to Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1950 1953 2,6L (105hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 78 169 12
1950 1953 2,6L (125hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 93 195 12

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