Originally a motorsports car, the Aston Martin DB2 did quite well competitively in a variety of races. This notoriety would pave the way for export sales and distinguished popularity throughout the European and American automotive markets. In fact, three Aston Martin DB2 models were entered at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950. They finished first and second in class, and notably fifth and sixth overall. These successes would write the opening chapter in Aston Martin’s post-war racing and production history. If you’re thinking about buying a 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe, it is an excellent example of this era in Aston’s history. Powered by a 2.6L DOHC inline six-cylinder engine conceived by Willie Watson and W.O. Bentley at Lagonda, the DB2 was capable of 115hp in standard form and 125hp in the Vantage form. A four-speed gearbox was used, as was a very early space-frame chassis that offered a modern independent front coil-sprung suspension. Quite rare, it is estimated that little more than 400 examples of the Aston Martin DB2 exist in total (1950 to 1953), of which approximately 97 were Drophead Coupe examples
The Aston Martin DB2 was quite popular with affluent buyers of the time who wanted the performance of a racecar and the comfort of a touring car. In fact, the Jaguar XK120 was the only other car on the market at the time that could keep up in the realm of performance. Today, classic car collectors and Aston Martin enthusiasts of all types consider the 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe to be one of the finest examples of automotive design and performance from the 1950’s. The open-top Drophead Coupe models, being limited, are among the favorites. To ensure that your buying experience is nothing short of exceptional, it is vital to partner with a classic car professional that can alert you to classic DB2 models coming on the market. The Beverly Hills Car Club, with year of experience in the classic car industry, has the knowledge and resources needed to help you find the 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe that you desire. From those in need of complete restoration to the finest Concours d’Elegance-ready examples, let their team be your guide.
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