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Aston Martin DB2 & DB2/4 Convertible (1951-1957) specifications

Aston Martin DB2 & DB2/4 Convertible (1951-1957) specifications Classic and Performance Car

With the roof removed, the Aston Martin DB2 and DB2/4 take on a very different character


A peculiar quirk of the marque is that it refers to its fixed-head coupés as saloons. No such confusion with the drophead coupés though. The DB2 appeared soon after the ’saloon’ and, like its tin-top sibling, could be specified with three-abreast seating if a column shift was fitted. Only 102 were built. Open-top DB 2/4s were slightly more plentiful, at 132. However, most exclusive were the Spiders built by Bertone. Alfred Hitchcock featured a drophead coupé in The Birds – an early brush with fame for a marque that would soon become a cinema celebrity.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £2,621
  • Price (excellent)
    £230,000
  • Price (good):
    £150,000
  • Price (average):
    £100,000
  • Price (project):
    £60,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    11.2secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    125.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

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:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and superleggera
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

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

Aston Martin DB2 Classifieds

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