DB2 1950-1953

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SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 2580cc, in-line 6 Power 105bhp Torque n/a 0-60mph 12.4sec Top speed 116mph

The DB2 was the first of­fi­cially to wear the ini­tials of As­ton’s new owner, David Brown. It also fea­tured the mar­que’s first six-cylin­der en­gine – in fact a Lagonda unit de­signed un­der WO Bent­ley and picked up when Brown ac­quired Lagonda shortly af­ter bag­ging As­ton. This 2.6-litre twin-cam was ini­tially tem­per­a­men­tal, but once sorted it en­dowed the sleek, Frank Fee­ley-de­signed DB2 with im­pres­sive per­for­mance, es­pe­cially in 125bhp Van­tage form from 1951. A to­tal of 411 DB2S were built, in­clud­ing 102 drop­heads.

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