RM London 2015 Preview – 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

1950 Aston Martin DB2 VantageWhat to say about this extra-special DB2 Vantage — with its stunning primer whitewash and flat black spokes screaming 2015 loud and clear!

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

RM Sotheby’s


7 September 2015

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

  • Chassis no. LML/50/19

  • Engine no. LB6V/50/240

Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

125 bhp, 2,580 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, twin SU HV6 carburettors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with trailing link, coil springs and Armstrong lever dampers, live Salisbury rear axle with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,515 mm.

  • The very first Aston Martin Vantage; sold new to renowned amateur racer Bill Spear
  • Participant in the inaugural Sebring six-hours race; finished 2nd in Class
  • Rare “washboard” three-piece front grille; one of just three to Vantage specification
  • Eligible for the Mille Miglia and Le Mans Classic
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