2-litre Sports (DB1) 1948-1950

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SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 1949cc, in-line 4 Power 90bhp Torque n/a 0-60mph n/a Top speed 93mph

Ret­ro­spec­tively known as the DB1, the 2-litre Sports was the first As­ton Martin to ap­pear after the Sec­ond World War and the first under the own­er­ship of wealthy in­dus­tri­al­ist David Brown. It was based largely on a pre-war pro­to­type known as the Atom, and it fea­tured re­fine­ments such as all-round coil spring sus­pen­sion as well as a new 2-litre pushrod four-cylin­der en­gine de­signed by Claude Hill. Lack­lus­tre per­for­mance, largely a re­sult of the heavy body­work, and a high price meant only 16 ex­am­ples were sold.

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