1957 Aston Martin DB2

DB Mk III coupé

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1957
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Chassisnummer 
    AM300/3/1396
  • Losnummer 
    161
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Kraftstoff 
    Sonstige

Beschreibung

British title

- Complete restoration
- Rare model
- Left-hand drive

This Aston Martin was delivered new in 1957, to a certain R.W. Titus who lived in the US. Presented in a very elegant shade of grey, a perfect complement to the brown leather interior, this rare left-hand drive version (included as a DHC in the 1963 Aston Martin Register) has benefitted from a thorough restoration in England. Equipped with its original engine (matching numbers), this is a twin carburettor model with manual gearbox. The car was restored mechanically by L.T. Classic in London and the engine makes an enthralling sound. The body has been repainted, and all the seals have been replaced. Inside, the upholstery has been beautifully renovated, and the beige carpets replaced with new ones, presenting a stylish combination of colours. Bought by the current owner in November 2012, the car has since had work carried out by the garage de la Poste in Vésinet to repair the steering box, overhaul the handbrake and fit Michelin X tyres that remain little used. The odometer, showing 68518 miles, needs to be serviced. With around 550 examples built, and one of the most expensive cars of its day, it was equipped with a wonderful 2.9-litre twin-cam straight-six engine that produced over 160 bhp and was capable of close to 200 km/h. A smooth car that retained a feel of the racing Aston Martins, it was considered at the time to be a connoisseur's car. It remains so today.