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Some of the world’s most affluent people have driven the exceptional Aston Martin DB2 into their garage, among them Lord Brabazon of Tara, the renowned pioneering aviator who was Great Britain’s first licensed pilot. The first real post-war production sports car for Aston Martin, the DB2 was debuted at the New York Motor Show in 1950 and would see production through 1953. The 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Fixed-Head Coupe is an excellent example of these early classics, and boasted a 2.6L six-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed transmission. The two-seat Fixed-Head Coupe with its all aluminum body was also used extensively for Aston Martin racing at the time. In fact, the car was quite successful in motorsport, particularly at the Le Mans and Mille Miglia races. The Aston Martin DB2 is also notable for being the first Aston to wear the initials of the new company owner, David Brown. It is estimated that only 411 of the Aston Martin DB2 models were produced, of which approximately 309 were Fixed-Head Coupe models.
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One of the interesting components of the 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Fixed-Head Coupe is the chassis. A very early space-frame unit, the chassis supported a modern independent front coil-sprung suspension with trailing arms, a transverse torsion bar, and Armstrong shock absorbers. Also coil-sprung was the live rear axle, which was located by the parallel trailing arms. This setup was quite advanced for the era, especially since Jaguars and Ferraris of the time made do with comparatively antiquated suspension technologies for more than two decades following Aston’s introduction of the coil-sprung system in 1949. If you’re thinking about buying a 1951 Aston Martin DB2 Fixed-Head Coupe, you’ve come to the right place. The Beverly Hills Car Club, experts in classic Aston Martins, would be delighted to help you find the DB2 you’ve been searching for. With so few produced, and even fewer remaining, it is important to have an expert by your side who can alert you to new listings coming on the market. Furthermore, they can assist you in evaluating the condition of the classic, its value and whether or not it is authentic and original. These are just a few of the many Buyer’s Tips that they can share with you.
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