1950 Aston Martin DB2

'VMF 65' The Ex-Works, Eric Thompson, Rob Walker, George Abecassis, Major Tony Rolt, Stirling Moss, Peter Collins Team Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1950
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    British Racing Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • 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
'VMF 65' The Ex-Works, Eric Thompson, Rob Walker, George Abecassis, Major Tony Rolt, Stirling Moss, Peter Collins
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car
Registration no. VMF 65
Chassis no. LML/50/9
Estimate: £380,000 - 440,000
Footnote:
Aston Martin is one of the most charismatic of all world-renowned motoring marques, and one that occupies an especially sophisticated niche with its connotations of slightly tweedy British sportsmanship at its most civilised finest.
Here we are delighted to offer a wonderfully well preserved and highly original ex-works Aston Martin team car which was prepared as new, in 1950, to compete in the second postwar Le Mans 24-Hours race.
Factory team entries had been registered with the organising Automobile Club de l'Ouest for three new sister DB2 Coupes to represent the David Brown-owned marque. These cars w