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1950-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 specifications


While the 2-Litre of 1948 has become retrospectively known as the DB1, the DB2 of 1950 was the first officially to wear the initials of owner David Brown. The chassis was largely the same as for the 2-Litre, but the curvaceous fastback body with an imposingly long bonnet was fresh and graceful, and would inspire Aston’s styling for two decades. The 2.6-litre twin-cam engine was a WO Bentley design for Lagonda and initially proved temperamental. It eventually settled down to give the DB2 impressive performance, especially in 121mph Vantage form from 1951.

Production

  • Production:
    411
  • Price at launch:
    £1,920
  • Price (excellent)
    £145,000
  • Price (good):
    £120,000
  • Price (average):
    £80,000
  • Price (project):
    £35,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.2secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    125.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and superleggera
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4299mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2515mm
  • Width:
    1651mm
  • Height:
    1359mm
  • Weight:
    1207kgs

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