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Collectors Corner - Aston Martin DB2 by Chassis Number


Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML50/13

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML50/13

Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé s/n LML/50/277

Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé s/n LML/50/277

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/49/3

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/49/3

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9 - Oliver Leyba

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9 - Oliver Leyba

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LML/50/10

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LML/50/10

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LML/50/10

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LML/50/10

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/55 (XMC 77) #618 - T. Wisdom - Helliwell - rtd

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/55 (XMC 77) #618 - T. Wisdom - Helliwell - rtd

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/79

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/79

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/79

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/79

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/79

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/79

Aston Martin DB 2 Vantage Volante

Aston Martin DB 2 Vantage Volante

Aston Martin DB 2 Vantage Volante

Aston Martin DB 2 Vantage Volante

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LM/50/48

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LM/50/48

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LM/50/48

Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe s/n LM/50/48

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/346

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/346

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/346

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/346

Aston Martin DB2 Sotgiu/Oppia I

Aston Martin DB2 Sotgiu/Oppia I

Aston Martin DB2 Sotgiu/Oppia I

Aston Martin DB2 Sotgiu/Oppia I

Aston Martin DB2 Sotgiu/Oppia I

Aston Martin DB2 Sotgiu/Oppia I

Aston Martin DB2 DHC

Aston Martin DB2 DHC

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9 - Oliver Leyba

Aston Martin DB2 s/n LML/50/9 - Oliver Leyba

 

In 1949 the first Aston Martin DB2 was produced it was powered by a 2.580 litre engine which produced 105 bhp at 5000 rpm, the Vantage engine delivered 125 bhp at 5000 rpm. 

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Frank Feeley designed the 2 seater sporting saloon, with unique feature, the whole front body section opened forward to grant easy access to engine and suspension, which was later also found on the Jaguar E-Type. In 1949 3 prototypes were produced. The production prototype LML/49/4 (UMC 272) was powered by a Lagonda engine and for David Browns own use. The experience gained with these cars resulted in the production models LML/50/5 (VMG 606) and LML/50/6 was the New York Motor Show car. The 1st 49 cars had 3 piece front grilles, before integrating all pieces in one which became the Aston Martin trade mark grill. The first engines had a very low compression due to the poor petrol quality. Later a Vantage engine was offered with larger carburetors. In October 1950 2 Aston Martins DB2 were displayed at the London Motor Show, one Saloon and one Drop Head Coupe.

LML/50/7 (VMF 63) and LML/50/9 (VMF 65) had been raced in 1950 24h Le Mans race, in 1951 LML/50/8 (VMF 64) finshed 3rd OA in the 24h Le Mans race, LML/50/10 (VMF 37) was a Drophead Coupe ex David Brown, LML/50/21 was the Briggs Cunningham car. 

Aston Martin DB2 Race Results
LML/49/1 (UMC 64)

1949 24h Le Mans - acc - Mathieson/Marechal r#28

LML/49/2 (.....)
1949 24h Le Mans - 7th OA, 3rd IC - Jones/Haines r#..
1949 24h Spa - 5th OA, 3rd IC - Macklin/Haines

LML/49/3 (UMC 66)
1949 24h Le Mans - dnf, radiator - Johnson/Brackenbury r#..
1949 24h Spa - 3rd OA, 2nd IC - Johnson/Brackenbury
1950 24h Le mans - dnf, crankshaft - Thompson/Gordon

LML/50/7 (VMF 63)
1950 Le Mans - 6th OA, 2nd IC - Parnell/Brackenburry
1950 Silverstone BRDC - 3rd IC - Reg Parnell
1950 Ulster TT Dundrod - 4th OA, 1st IC - Reg Parnell
1950 Shelshey Walsh - 4th OA - Reg Parnell

LML/50/8 (VMF 64) - will be offered by RM Auctions in 2009 London
1950 24 Le Mans - 5th OA, 1st IC - Abecassis/Macklin 
1950 Silverstone BRDC - 2nd IC - Sommer
1950 Ulster TT Dundrod - 3rd IC - Macklin
1950 Shelshey Walsh - 6th IC - Brackenburry
1951 Le Mans - 3rd OA, 1st IC - Lance Maklin/Thompson
1951 Alpine Rally - 1st in 4 stages - Wisdom/Wisdom
1952 Mille Miglia - 12th OA, 1st IC - Wisdom/Lown
1952 Alpine Rally - 15th OA, 5th IC - Wisdom/Nockolds

LML/50/9 (VMF 65)
1950 - crashed on the way to Le Mans
1950 Silverstone BRDC - 4nd IC - Thompson
1950 Ulster TT Dundrod - Abecassis Eric Thompson 
1950 Shelshey Walsh - 5th IC - Abecassis

LML/50/50 (XMC 76)
1951 Silverstone BRDC - 6th OA, 1st IC - Parnell
1951 24h Le Mans - 7th OA, 3rd IC - Parnell/Hampshire
1951 Ulster TT - 7th OA, 2nd IC - Shaw Taylor 
1951 Shelshey Walsh - 5th IC - Parnell
1952 Mille Miglia - 13th OA, 2nd IC - Parnell/Serboli
1952 Goodwood - 11st OA - Thompson
1952 GP Berne - 5th OA - Parnell
1952 Welsh Fairwood - 1st OA - Griffiths

LML/50/55 (XMC 77)  
1951 Silverstone BRDC - dnf, gearbox - Abecassis
1951 Le Mans - 5th oA, 2nd IC - George Abecassis/Shaw Taylor 
1951 Ulster TT - dnf, flywheel - Abecassis
1951 Shelshey Walsh - 4th IC - Abecassis
1952 Mille Miglia - dnf, clutch - Abecassis
1952 Goodwood - 3rd OA - Poore
1952 GP Berne - 4th OA - Duke
1953 Mille Miglia - dnf, rear axle - Wisdom/Bolton #r618
 
LML/50/57 - Collin Campell 

LML/50/59 - Nigel Mann
.... - Walter Hansgen
.... - Bill Spear
.... - Lyndon Sims, 1st 1956 RAC Rally

LML/50/277 (AY2) Saloon   in 2007 with Luzzago
1953 B.A.R.C. Goodwood - 3rd - Tony Eveard
1953 W.E.C.C. Sprint - 1st IC
1953 Gosport Sprint - 1st
1953 B.D.C. Prescott - 1st
1953 M.C.C. Silverstone - 1st
1953 B.O.C. Prescott - 2nd
1953 Gosport Speed Trials - 2nd IC
1953 B.A.R.C. Goodwood - 2nd & 3rd
1953 West Essex CC Snetterton - 1st
1953 B.A.R.C. Brunton - 1st IC 
1953 B.A.R.C. Goodwood - 1st & 3rd
1953 United Hispital C.C. Rushmoor - 3rd
1953 Hagley and District C.C. Westwood Park - 1st
1953 Peterborough M.C. Silverstone - 2nd
1953 Gosport Sprints - 1st IC
1954 W.E.C.C. Wethersfield - 2nd IC
1954 B.A.R.C. Goodwood - 1st and 3rd
1954 A.M.O.C. Snetterton - 1st

Chassis Numbers
LML/49/1 "UMC 64" (UK)
LML/49/2 "....."
LML/49/3 "UMC 66" (UK) 
LML/49/4 "UMC 272" (UK) 
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LML/50/7 "VMF 63"
LML/50/8 "VMF 64" (UK) - Rothenberger,  RM Auctions 2009 London
LML/50/9 "VMF 65" (UK) - sold by Bonhams 2010
LML/50/10 - first prototype DHC "VMF 37" (UK) ex-David Brown
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LML/50/13 will be auctioned by RM in Monterey 2012
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LML/50/12 "UFF 379" (UK)
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LML/50/19 "3H 82 10" California plate '1947 ;-)
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LML/50/21 "AMG 260" (UK) - silver/red series I grill
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LML/50/48 - DHC (2003 Lukas Hüni Techno Classica)
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LML/50/50 "XMC 76" (UK)
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LML/50/55 "XMC 77" (UK)  

LML/50/57 - Collin Campell 
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LML/50/59 - Nigel Mann
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LML/50/70 - Saloon "815 CNK" RHD 1953 Singapore GP winner (P)
LML/50/71 - Saloon "HLC 465" (S)
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LML/50/78 - Saloon "CR 197TW" (I) 
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LML/50/79 - Saloon "ZA 736VX" (I) ASI 7352
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LML/50/88 - Saloon "LUW 400"
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LML/50/95 - Saloon "HKW 666" LHD
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LML/50/97 - DHC Graber "DSV 215"
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LML/50/111 - D, "OWB 120" (UK)
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LML/50/126 - UK, "23GYG"
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LML/50/133 - Saloon, G ... 2008 Movendi Techno Classica
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LML/50/149 - DHC "USU 978"
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LML/50/157 - DHC "XWP 305" (S) 
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LML/50/163 - Saloon "8 EMU" (UK)
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LML/50/181 - "MYT 625" (UK) 1953 Alpine Rally
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LML/50/185 - Saloon "328 LNX" (UK) Haynes Motor Museum
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LML/50/193 - Saloon, LHD 2007 RM Amelia Island sold for $56,100
2008 Tom Smith, US
2008 restored
2009 California Mille
2009 Amelia Island Concours
2010 New England 1000 
2011 Copperstate 1000
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LML/50/199 - Saloon, "DSK 154" (UK) Goodwood Revival 2007
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LML/50/204 - Saloon, "175 UXM" (UK)
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LML/50/217 - DHC, USA ... Frank Rubino
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LML/50/231 - Saloon, "PUM 6" (UK) Christopher Jolly, Le Mans Classic 2006
LML/50/232 - Saloon, Italy "RE 693332" 2008 Mille Miglia
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LML/50/239 - offered by Mirbach in 2008
LML/50/240 - Saloon, offered by Movendi in 2009
LML/50/277 (AY2)   "LU 463282" Italy 2008 Mille Miglia
LML/50/278 - Saloon, F
LML/50/279 - Saloon
LML/50/280 - ......, B
LML/50/281 - Saloon "NLO 949"... 2007/August offered by Desmond J Smail >>>
LML/50/282 - Saloon "PUM 777"
LML/50/283 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/284 - Saloon
LML/50/285 - Saloon "FHH 393" Barn Find 2008 sold for £41,100
LML/50/286 - Saloon "JMR 808"
LML/50/287 - Saloon
LML/50/288 - Saloon "NJJ 576"
LML/50/289 - DHC, USA
LML/50/290 - Saloon, B
LML/50/291 - Saloon  "PZ 100"
LML/50/292 - Saloon  "YMM 52"
LML/50/293 - Saloon, Sykes "XMM 596"
LML/50/294 - Saloon
LML/50/295 - DHC
LML/50/296 - DHC, CND
LML/50/297 - DHC, USA
LML/50/298 - Saloon, USA  Earle Knight
LML/50/299 - Saloon, USA 
LML/50/300 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/301 - Saloon, USA - "WSU 589" (I) - Tagliaferri / Panzeri (women team) 
LML/50/302 - DHC, USA
LML/50/303 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/304 - DHC, USA
LML/50/305 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/306 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/307 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/308 - Saloon  "YXA 334" "NLO 2"
LML/50/309 - Saloon  
LML/50/310 - Saloon  
LML/50/311 - Saloon "TPD 2" 
LML/50/312 - Saloon, CH "ZH 4696"
LML/50/313 - Saloon, Tunis
LML/50/314 - Saloon, R. D. Hartley, CDN 
LML/50/315 - Saloon, ex Col. Duncan Hudges, USA 1957 destryoed in a garage fire
LML/50/316 - Saloon, G
LML/50/317 - Saloon, CH
LML/50/318 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/319 - Saloon, "TPB 100",  D.W. Aylett 
LML/50/320 - Saloon, "GBW 907" 
LML/50/321 - Saloon, "JMR 537"
LML/50/322 - Saloon, "AJB 1" 
LML/50/323 - Chassis, CH 
LML/50/324 - Saloon, F 
LML/50/325 - Saloon, USA 
LML/50/326 - Saloon, B 
LML/50/327 - Saloon, "HKG 20" 
1954 Castel Hill Climb - Sgonia 1st IC 
1957 Queensferry Sprint - Kearon 2nd
1962 Arthur Bryant Trophy - Rutter 3rd
LML/50/330 - Saloon, Vucetich, USA 
LML/50/331 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/332 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/333 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/334 - Saloon, "LEB 93" USA
LML/50/335 - DHC, F
LML/50/336 - Saloon, F
LML/50/337 - Saloon, "NLO 943"
LML/50/338 - Saloon, "JKU 877" 
LML/50/339 - DHC, B
LML/50/340 - DHC, USA - 2010 RM Monterey
LML/50/341 - Saloon, CH
LML/50/342 - Saloon, Casablanca ..., B  ... offered by Marreyt Classics
LML/50/343 - Saloon, F
LML/50/344 - Saloon,  King Feisal
LML/50/345 - Saloon, CH "ZH 46731" (CH)
LML/50/346 - Saloon, USA "BS 16321" (CH)
LML/50/347 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/348 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/349 - Saloon, B
LML/50/350 - DHC, CH
LML/50/351 - Saloon, F
LML/50/352 - DHC, V.B. Iwerks
LML/50/353 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/354 - Saloon, F
LML/50/355 - Saloon, F
LML/50/356 - DHC, USA
LML/50/357 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/358 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/359 - DHC, F
LML/50/360 - DHC, USA
LML/50/361 - DHC, USA
LML/50/362 - DHC, B
LML/50/363 - DHC, USA
LML/50/364 - DHC, USA
LML/50/365 - Saloon, F
LML/50/366 - DHC, USA
LML/50/367 - Saloon, USA
LML/50/368 - DHC, B "LLU885"
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LML/50/382 - DHC, USA, LHD Vantage auctioned by Kruse
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LML/50/395 - DHC, G registered in 1953
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LML/50/400 - DHC, USA "LUY 800"
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Production and Chassis Numbers
411 DB2's were build, of which 102 were Drop Head Coupes, 8 were bare chassis of which 5 were delivered to Graber, Switzerland.

Chassis numbers ranged from LML/49/1 to LML/50/406 and X1 - X5

In 1950 1489 Pounds bought Aston Martin Saloon and 100 Pounds more did buy a Drop Head Coupe.


and today ?


Mercato ... hammer prices paid at RM Auctions (respectively high bids) ... for DB2 Coupes and Drop Head Coupes

Year Sold

Year/Make/Model

Price

2007

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe
Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

$56,100 US

Sold

2009

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car
Automobiles of London

£550,000

Sold

2010

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Saloon
Sporting Classics of Monaco

€291.200

Sold

2010

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Sports & Classics of Monterey

$363,000 US

Sold

2010

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Automobiles of London

£155,000

2010

1951 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé
Automobiles of London

£196,000

Sold

2011

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Arizona

$245,000 US

2011

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Salon Privé

£110,000

2011

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé
Salon Privé

£72,800

Sold

2011

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Salon Privé

£145,600

Sold

2011

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé
London

£101,920

Sold

2011

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
London

£196,000

Sold

 

and some more transaction results ... >>>

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Saloon s/n LML/50/19 €291,200 ($395,158) €100,000 over its high estimate of €175,000
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Works Car "VMF 65" s/n LML/50/9 £513,000
1951 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé s/n LML/50/88 s/n £196.000
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé s/n LML/50/366 £196,000