1952 Aston Martin DB2

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

'The fruits of the company's post-war competition experience are now to be seen in a new model, the DB2, which is a 100mph touring car of really individual design. It is designated a sports saloon but is really a streamlined two-three-seater coupé with space for a considerable amount of luggage.' – The Autocar, 21st April 1950.
Its accompanying copy of the factory build sheet states that chassis number 'LML/50/126' was delivered new to J H Vantol Ltd of London EC4 on 10th April 1952 and first registered 'RPH 2'. Its original engine is listed as 'LB6B/50/568' and the exterior colour as Deep Carriage Green. 'RPH 2' was once raced by George Abecassis, co-founder with John Heath of Hersham and Walton Motors, better known as HWM, the world's longest-serving Aston Martin agent having been appointed in 1951. Abecassis was also an Aston Martin works driver and husband of Angela Brown, daughter of Aston Martin Lagonda owner, David Brown. 'RPH 2' is pictured in Fred Hobbs' book 'My Li