1950 Aston Martin DB2

3.0-litre, 'First Sanction'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction of Aston Martina and Related Automobilia
Aston Martin Works Service,
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
22 May 2010
Automobilia at 10:30
Motor Cars at 14:30
1950 Aston Martin DB2 3.0-Litre 'First Sanction' Saloon
Registration no. UFF 379
Chassis no. LML/50/12
Engine no. VB6J/228
Estimate: £190,000 - 240,000
Footnote:
The historic Aston Martin offered here, chassis number 'LML50/12', is one of the very rare 'First Sanction' DB2s, these cars being distinguishable by their characteristic three-piece radiator grille, side extractor grilles, all-round plated bumper strips, twin fuel fillers and flush-fitting front and rear screens with plated surrounds. As the first ten chassis numbers were allocated either to work team cars, motor show/press cars or development 'hacks', 'LML/50/12' is regarded as the second actual series-production example of this world-beating British sportscar. The body is numbered one before '50/11' and it is believed that '50/12' is the first production DB2 sold by