Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe by Graber




Models Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe by Graber

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe by Graber

Year of production 1952 - 1952

Model: DB2 (1950 - 1953)

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

by Carrosserie Graber (1952)

Here is one of perhaps three (or maybe four) DB2's with coachbuilt bodies by Graber in Wichtrach, Switzerland. It was still just possible in the 1950's to purchase a rolling chassis from Aston Martin at Feltham and having an independent coachbuilder create something a little different.

Whilst the regular DB2 body was made of aluminium, Graber had everything ahead of the windscreen in aluminium and everything behind it in steel. This then allowed them to weld the steel body directly onto the chassis. The doors were made in the classic coach building fashion using a panneled oak frame attached to oak door posts. As you would no doubt expect, the additional weight of the Graber coachwork would have a somewhat detrimental effect on the performance.

This particular car was sold at the 2012 Bonham’s auction at Aston Martin Works.

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Engines


Year from-to Engine code Fuel [ccm] Cylinders [kW] [Nm] No. of
valves
1952 1952 2,6L (105hp) gasoline 2 580 6 / In-Line 78 169 12

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