1953 Aston Martin DB2


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Monegasque title Engine VB6E/50/1235 - One of just 75 left-hand drive examples - Engine rebuilt by Aston Martin Monaco - Elegance and sportiness The DB2 was the first Aston Martin of the DB generation (for David Brown, who had owned the marque since 1947). The marque enjoyed renewed success with this model, available in coupé and drophead form. It competed in numerous races at the time, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. This superb and highly rare left-hand drive two-seater cabriolet has the same owner as the DB2/4 MKIII in the sale, an American singer living in Monaco, who is the son of an important 20th century artist. Sold new in Paris on 31 July 1953 to a certain Monsieur Schoelier, the car remained in France with a previous owner from Haute-Savoie until 1999. The current owner has lavished attention on the car, and entrusted its maintenance to the Aston Martin dealer in Monaco, British Motors. In 2008 the engine was completely rebuilt with a new cylinder head manufactured in England, again carried out through British Motors. The brakes were refurbished along with all worn engine components and the clutch. The file documenting this work will be passed on to the new owner. We carried out a highly satisfactory test-run in Monageque traffic and the car proved to be very comfortable to drive. The body is light, and the steering is direct and responsive. The beige fabric hood, with twin rear window panels, is in excellent condition. This DB2 is one of 75 left-hand drive cabriolets to leave the production line at Newport Pagnell. It has been well maintained by a major marque dealer and its owner, a passionate marque enthusiast. It represents a rare opportunity to acquire a well looked-after example, presented in black with absolutely superb red leather interior.