1952 Aston Martin DB2

Vantage Drophead Coupé

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1952
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Alpine Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

'LML/50/97' is one of three DB2s despatched in chassis form to Switzerland for bodying by Carrosserie Graber and is the only known survivor. Hermann Graber's elegant designs were always executed to the very highest standards and his creations were necessarily expensive, costing far more than those of his British contemporaries. The car was sold new in April 1952 to Eugen Steinmann in Zürich, the AMOC Register recording him as still the owner in 1954 and the registration number as 'ZH 18647'. There is a Graber-bodied DB2 pictured in the Aston Martin Owner's Journal (Volume 3, Spring/Summer 1952) which may be this actual car. The accompanying copy build sheet states that the engine was converted to Vantage specification by 'Stierli' in October 1952, this being a reference to Garage Stierli of Zürich, specialists in prestige makes.
The current owner purchased the DB2 from an auction in Ebury Street, London circa 1977. He was entranced by the exquisite coachwork and had to buy the ca