10/05/2017 – Two weeks before the event we went for a training day to try out the actual cars we were using in the race, and several laps of the training circuit convinced us that we had some truly magnificent sports car under us. Our training days, open to all our customers and rally friends, it prove to be very useful in helping to avoid the disappointment of racking up unwanted penalities on the first day of the rally. To get better acquainted with the most effective techniques or perfect the driving and navigation reflexes in preparation for the tricky regularity rally, allying meter, chronometer and road-book.
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Aston Martin DB2 Works Competition Lightweight This exceptionally important Aston Martin is one of just two lightweight DB2s constructed by the works to contend the 1951 season. XMC76 and its sister car, XMC77, were built at Aston Martin’s Feltham factory, Middlesex in 1951 and designed from the outset to be purebred racing sports cars. Unlike production DB2s, they featured an extensively drilled chassis and employed lighter gauge aluminium in their bodies, which, combined with bucket seats, minimal trim, and selective use of Perspex instead of glass, delivered a weight reduction of almost 20% compared to a road car. Performance was further enhanced by an uprated 2.6 Litre engine with high compression aluminium cylinder head and triple weber carburettors, which delivered a potent 138bhp. XMC76’s competition debut came at the Daily Express International Trophy meeting at Silverstone on May 5th 1951. Against a field packed with XK120s driven by the likes of Stirling Moss, Leslie Johnson and Duncan Hamilton, Parnell managed to bring home the Aston home in 7th place overall and win the 3 Litre class. The next outing, held 6 weeks later on 23r
Full Description This beautiful DB2 is one of 309 DB2 Saloons built. It has been treated to a full body off restoration by Steel Wings with no expenses spared and to the highest standards. We are getting close to completion and plan to have the restoration complete by the end of 2017. This is an exciting opportunity to purchase a DB2 that is fully restored and fresh without having to wait years for the job to be completed Interior colors can still be determined by the buyer despite the fact that work on the interior has already started The engine will be fully rebuilt with solid cheeses, new oil pump, valves, springs, pistons, cylinders, bearings, chains, etc. and fully dyno tested The gearbox will be rebuilt with all new syncros, bearings and seals The original rims have been restored and are painted silver
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe s/n LML/50/252, Engine no. VB6B/50/1079 Dark Blue with Dove Grey Leather Interior Aston Martin was poised for success with their new offering, the elegant and powerful DB2. The new W.O. Bentley developed in-line 2.6 liter six cylinder engine featured a twin overhead cam, formerly of Lagonda. David Brown had acquired Lagonda specifically for this engine, and the DB2 was to be the first to greatly benefit from the Lagonda reputation for engineering excellence. The DB2 was not only a technical leap for Aston Martin, it would become a critical GT offering for decades to come. Given Aston Martin’s fledgling status, the DB2 announced their ambitions without hesitation, ready to compete against their only formidable competition, Jaguar. The DB2 achieved success on the racetrack in the 1950 Le Mans race, coming in first and second in the three-liter class. Notable racecar driver Phil Hill purchased A DB2 for his personal use, and Briggs Cunningham became the first to take delivery of the Vantage series DB2, which offered larger SU carburetors and a higher compression ratio, resulting in an increase from 105hp to 125hp as well as 11 second 0-60 t
The car has a solid body and original paint.Car engine runs well.The car requires a complete restoion.
This car is currently not at Fantasy Junction but can be viewed by appointment. 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe s/n LML/50/302, Engine no. VB6B/50/1126 Light Blue Metallic with Dark Blue Leather Interior Aston Martin’s first successful postwar car, the DB2 represented significant advancements over the 2-liter sports (also referred to as the DB1). In place of the four cylinder pushrod motor of the 2-liter sports, the DB2 utilized a sophisticated 2.6 liter twin overhead cam inline-6 designed by none other than W.O. Bentley. Bentley originally designed the powerplant for Lagonda, and it was specifically to acquire this engine that David Brown purchased Lagonda in 1947, creating a pairing that is now one of motoring’s legendary names: Aston Martin Lagonda. Brown had also purchased Aston Martin in 1947, and the DB2 was the first result of his vision when he purchased the two companies. The car also laid the groundwork for the series of now legendary DB Astons. The DB2 possessed excellent roadholding and braking ability, and was very much a contender for Britain’s best sports car at the time, with the only credible threat coming from the Jaguar XK120. Indeed, Aston achieved
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