The Aston Martin DB2 was produced from 1950 to 1953. A total amount of only 308 saloons like this example were made out of a total of 411 (including Drophead Coupes and different bodied chassis). The Aston Martin DB2 was based on an Aston Martin which drove the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. The final introduction of the DB2 was at the New York Autoshow in 1950. Aston Martin at that time needed to introduce the car in the states because it had to increase sales as rapidly as possible to survive but also to fund the racing program.
The DB2 was very successful at Le Mans and became first and second in class. All three continued to race through the year and had different other successes.
The in New York introduced DB2 was the first real production car from Aston Martin.
It is a full aluminium bodied car with a multi-tube chassis and independent front suspension.
Aston Martin DB2 in the Mille Miglia
The Aston Martin DB2 made his debut in the Mille Miglia of 1951. Tony Wisdom and Antony Hurn drove LML/50/8 with registration number VMF64 to an amazing 11th place overall and 1st in class.
In 1952 Tony Wisdom drove the same DB2 and finished 12th overall. Reg Parnell drove the other Works DB2 with chassis number LML/50/50, registration number XMC76 and finished 13th overall. There were 2 other DB2s in the 1954 Mille Miglia, one driven by the famous driver George Abecassis but both cars did not finished.
In 1953 Tony wisdom drove LML/50/50 together with Dave Hallwell but did also not finish. Harry Steele, a race driver from the USA started with a beautiful DB2 at 6:34 in the morning with start number 634.
In 1954, the Aston Martin DB2/4 took over its predecessor and made its debut in 1955 in the Mille Miglia.
In 1953 Reg Parnell and Louis Klementaski finished 5th overall in an Aston Martin DB3 which means that the second best ever Aston Martin was the Aston Martin DB2 driven by Tony Wisdon finished 11th overall in 1951.
This specific example is a very early Aston Martin DB2 which is originally delivered to mister J.H. Parr in the United States. The car has been completely nut and bolt restored into a very nice condition. The color combination is very nice dark Maroon with beige leather inside and dark red carpets.
Engine and technically wise, the DB2 is driving very well. A full engine rebuilt has been carried out approximately 1 year ago. The engine is very fast and sounds gorgeous.
In between 1950 and 1952 only 411 DB2s were build from 1950 till 1953. 309 of these were coupes and 102 were Drophead Coupes.
The Aston Martin comes with a FIVA document (Code A3) and is currently registered in the Netherlands. All EU taxes are paid.
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