Tuesday, December 28, 2010

RM Auctions: 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe





A head turning design for sure, this will be interesting to see the continued desire of the DB2 cars. According to the listing, there was only 75 LHD DB2 Dropheads made. Perhaps the collectors value will pull up this auction. Frankly, not my favorite design - but with a current restoration completed it is worth a look.

Read more HERE

Chassis No.
LML50376

AUCTION DATE:
To be auctioned on
Thursday, January 20, 2011
(Est.) 125 hp, 2,580 cc DOHC Vantage six-cylinder engine, dual SU carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, trailing links and anti-roll bar, live axle rear with coil springs, radius rods and Panhard bar, and Girling four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 99.25"

- One of just 98 DB2 Drophead Coupes built
- One of about 75 original LHD cars
- Factory Vantage-specification six-cylinder engine
- A recently and comprehensively freshened professional restoration

offered, LML/50/376 continues to benefit from a complete body-off-frame restoration by Hyannis Restoration of Massachusetts, which was comprehensively freshened just recently. The DB2 is visually striking in its Fiesta Red exterior finish, complemented by grey leather upholstery with red piping, red carpeting and a black cloth top by Johan Merkhofer. Vantage Motorworks of Connecticut rebuilt the factory-fitted Vantage-specification DOHC six-cylinder engine, numbered VB6B/50/1088. In addition, LML/50/376 is offered complete with a copy of its factory build sheet. In sum, this exceedingly rare Vantage-powered DB2 Drophead Coupe remains a truly great example of an automotive landmark with a legendary racing pedigree, purity of line and outstanding driving dynamics.

Please note: since the restoration is currently being freshened, interested potential bidders should consult the RM Auctions website at rmauctions.com as new photographs are added.

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