1952 Aston Martin DB2

Vantage Drophead Coupé

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Alpine Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

'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