1953 Aston Martin DB2

DB2/4 Drophead Coupé - ex-Works Demonstrator and Angela Brown class-winning

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sea Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Bonhams Auction - Aston Martin and related Automobilia
Aston Martin Lagonda Works Service
Tickford St
Newport Pagnell
Bucks
17 May 2008

Automobilia 10:30
Aston Martin motor cars 15:30

DB2/4 Drophead Coupé, chassis number ‘LML 558’, was used as a works demonstrator and – as shown here – for magazine advertising, displays and general public relations activities in the 1953-1955 period. There are numerous photographs on file of ‘68 AMF’ taken by famous motoring and motor racing photographer Louis Klemantaski for Aston Martin marketing purposes as well as other marketing materials and advertising brochures. Originally fitted with a 2.6-litre engine, the car was converted very early to 3.0 litres in late 1953/early 1954 and fitted with engine number ‘DP101/39’ (a ‘Development Project’ unit equivalent to the DB3S at that time and fitted with solid ‘cheeses’). At that time the car became a test mule for various carburettor set-ups