Produced from 1950 to 1953, the Aston Martin DB2 was the company’s first successful post-war production car. It would merge the engineering principles from both Aston Martin and Lagonda, after David Brown purchased both companies in 1947. With exceptional racing history, strong performance and a beautiful design, the Aston Martin DB2 would set a trend for many more incredible cars to come from the brand. The 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe is an excellent example of this illustrious history, and would make a fantastic addition to any showroom, museum or garage. Production versions, which were quite similar to the racing DB2 models, would offer a Lagonda 2.6L six-cylinder engine, an improved DB1 frame, and aluminum bodywork. Capable of approximately 115hp in standard tune, the DB2 was also available in Vantage tune that gave extra horsepower. Although originally offered in Fixed-Head Coupe form, Drophead Coupe versions would be available shortly after the initial release. Despite low production numbers (just over 400 DB2 models were said to be made), Aston Martin was selling these exceptional sports cars as quickly as they could make them. Today, the classic DB2 Drophead Coupe is among the most sought-after Aston Martin classics in the market.
Buying a 1953 Aston Martin DB2 can be quite an exciting time. Whether you’ve been lusting after a particular DB2 for decades or have recently decided that you’d like to restore one of these cherished classics, The Beverly Hills Car Club team can assist you in finding the model you desire. With years of experience in the classic car market, their team has the knowledge, resources and industry connections needed to help you secure the DB2 classic you’ve been dreaming of. One of the most important Buyer’s Tips they can offer, however, is to ensure you purchase the best condition example you can afford. Restoration on these particular classics can be quite expensive and time consuming; spending a bit more up-front for a quality example can save you thousands in the long run. Furthermore, as with any classic car, it is imperative to authenticate any potential purchase as original and authentic. This can be achieved in a number of ways, although an inspection to reveal and compare engine and chassis numbers is always the best. Should the sellers have any information on ownership history or racing pedigree, this can add to the overall value.
To learn more about the 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe, please do not hesitate to contact The Beverly Hills Car Club today. Based in Los Angeles, their team looks forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you. In the meantime, be sure to browse their online inventory to view the classic Aston Martin models currently housed in their showroom. Connect today to get started!
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