The Aston Martin DB2 – A careful examination of this sports car performance, technical data, characteristics, compared rivals, history, uses prices from classic to modern.
The sports car Aston Martin DB2 was launched in 1950 at the New York Auto Show, as the natural successor to DB1 Two Litre Sports, and priced at £ 1,914.
Is offered as a two-door, two-seater coupe and head later this year as a coupe fall head.
DB2 home had a chrome grille with three bedrooms with large vents in the front wings, but the newer models have a grid in one piece without ventilation.
The hood is hinged to the front, the spare wheel is placed on the back, and there was the luggage space behind the front seats.
First DB1 DB2 uses a tubular steel frame that had been shortened and strengthened both with a six-cylinder, 2.3 liter Lagonda engine and four-wheel suspension coil spring independent front.
I used Girling hydraulic drum brakes all, and had a curb weight of 1,207 kg.
However, the final production version is based on using factory car engines and body panels Lagonda 2.6 liter aluminum.
With orders for 100 cars standing at launch, sales of the DB2 were such that the company has been stretched to meet demand.
By the time production ended in 1953, 411 DB2 had been built, including 339 of the 102 coupe and drop heads.
In DB2, 2 liter inline four-cylinder DB1 has been replaced by the more powerful 2.6-liter Lagonda, six, DOHC right, available as a result of David Brown Aston Martin Lagonda ensure both and 1947.
When equipped with a four-speed manual transmission, compression of 6.5: 1, and two SU carburetors, developed 105 hp at 5,000 rpm and 125 ft / lbs of torque at 3,100 rpm.
This produced a top speed of 110 mph and 0-60 mph time of 12.4 seconds.
In 1951, the most powerful DB2 Vantage sports car was launched, and a modified engine with larger carburettors, a tree of different cam and a compression ratio increased from 6.5 to 8.2 include: 1.
125 hp was developed and produced a top speed of 116 mph, with 0-60 mph in 11.2 seconds.
However, this alternative was not appropriate for the domestic market due to the availability of just a postwar low octane fuel.
Repetition sports car DB1 pre-trial release in 1948 Belgium Spa 24 hour race, a pre-production DB2 runs, equipped with the six-cylinder Lagonda enrolled in the 1949 Le Mans 24 hours, but had to withdraw.
Not to be outdone, a month later, he finished third in the race in Belgium Spa 1949 24 hours.
A year later, DB2 works just the five and six of the 1950 Le Mans position with the Aston Martin won the first two places in the class of 3 liters.
That same year, DB2 was second in his class at Sebring December 1st hour race in Florida.
In 1951, teamwork came in fourth and fifth place at Le Mans.
Competitors typical Aston Martin DB2 includes the following sports cars: Jaguar XK120, Mercedes-Benz 190SL, BMW 507 and Facel-Vega Facellia.
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In 1952 or ’53 Aston Martin DB2, under optimal conditions, fetched between £ 105,000 / $ 170,000 and 124.000 £ 200,000 / $.
Furthermore, an early example send 1951 in the region of £ 190,000 / $ 300,000 to 270,000 pounds / $ 425,000.
An interesting fact is that in 2010, one of the original Aston Martin DB2 works sold at auction for £ 570,000 910,000 / $.
This concludes my Aston Martin DB2 Sport Car Review.
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