Aston Martin DB2
The world’s wealthiest and most famous people favored the brilliant Aston Martin DB2, among them Lord Brabazon of Tara, the famed pioneering aviator who was Great Britain’s first licensed aircraft pilot. This car, chassis LML/50/88, was purchased new by Lord Brabazon and personally handed over to him by David Brown on 23 December, 1951. Originally registered “FLY 1”, it was only the 15th DB2 sold in the UK.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in October of 2010 at the Battersea Evolution, London.
120-125 bhp, 2,580 cc Vantage-specification inline six-cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts and hemispherical combustion chambers, dual SU carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with coil springs, trailing links and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with coil springs, radius rods and Panhard rod, and Girling four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes with “Alfin” drums. Wheelbase: 99.25"
Source: RM Auctions