1952 Aston Martin DB2 FastBack Coupe / LML 50-193 Vehicle Information

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1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1952 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

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Sold for $56,100 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. It was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $40,000 - $60,000. It is powered by a 2922cc double overhead cam six-cylinder engine and produces just over 160 horsepower. There are four-wheel drum brakes and a four-speed manual gearbox.

Keeping in the sprit of owner, David Brown, the first DB2 vehicles were Factory Works cars intended for racing competition. At the 1950 24 Hours of LeMans, the DB2s finished 5th and 6th overall and 1st and 2nd in class. A year later, they finished 3rd, 5th, and 7th overall, as well as sweeping the top three positions in their three-liter class.

The engine that lay under the graceful bonnet had been originally designed by Willie Watson for Lagonda under the supervision of Lagonda's Chief Engineer W. O. Bentley. It is a 2.6-liter DOHC inline six-cylinder unit with hemispherical combustion chambers and produced an impressive amount of horsepower. It was also reliable, which made a fierce competitor in endurance racing.

The 12-inch drum brakes aided in keeping the car in the driver's control. The handcrafted alloy coachwork was rigid, yet lightweight. The interior was rather accommodating with leather and wool trimming. There was even ample luggage space with seating for two. Production totaled over 400 units.

This example shown was first owned by a Agustin LeGretta who purchased the car via the Mexican dealer Autos Europeos on November 11th of 1952. After a short stint in Mexico, it was sold to a New Yorker who was an active member of the Aston martin Owner's Club. He campaigned the car extensively in numerous vintage rallies including the 1988 Carrera Panamericana, the Colorado Grand, the Copperstate 1000 and numerous New England 1000s.

One of its owners entered the DB2 in the Carrera Panamericana. In later years, the car was treated to a mechanical restoration which included a complete engine rebuild.

At auction, the car sold near the high value of the estimated value. It found a new owner for $56,100.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010


2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $40,000-USD $60,000 
Sale Price :
USD $56,100

1952 Aston Martin DB2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Aston Martin DB2
Chassis#: LML/50/102
Sold for USD$162,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1952 Aston Martin DB2 image  1952 Aston Martin DB2 image  
1952 Aston Martin DB2 3.0-Litre FIA Competition GT
Chassis#: LML/50/282
Sold for USD$135,285
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/110
Sold for USD$172,207
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC
Chassis#: LML/50/370
Sold for USD$539,280
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/281
Sold for USD$265,437
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/281
Sold for USD$297,445
  2014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/237
Sold for USD$362,544
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/50/264
Sold for USD$218,053
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: LML/50/203
Sold for USD$283,653
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#: LML/50/210
Sold for USD$58,212
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/97
Sold for USD$427,574
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2
Sold for USD$200,528
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/278
Sold for USD$164,091
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/397
Sold for USD$235,380
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/83
Sold for USD$203,529
  2011 Bonhams - Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais
 
1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 VANTAGE RHD
Sold for USD$135,188
  2010 Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML50340
Sold for USD$363,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Ex Works HWM Ex George Abecassis
Sold for USD$55,553
  2007 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/278
Sold for USD$162,135
  2007 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2
Sold for USD$56,100
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1952 Aston Martin DB2 image  1952 Aston Martin DB2 image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Aston Martin DB2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead CoupéLML/50/2442015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $250,000$300,000
1952 Aston Martin DB2 SaloonLML/50/1102012 Bonhams The Aston Martin Works Service Sale $80,000$100,000
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports SaloonLML/50/1262012 Bonhams The Aston Martin Works Service Sale $150,000$200,000
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage SaloonLML/50/722012 Bonhams Paris, La Halle Freyssinet Motocars $150,000$190,000
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead CoupéLML/50/2232010 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$155,000$175,000$200,000
1952 Aston Martin DB2 SaloonLML/50/1142010 Bonhams Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex $60,000$70,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: LML/50/13

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: LML/50/217
Engine Num: VR6B/50/1082
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: LML/50/26

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1951 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/44
Engine Num: VB6B/50/1152

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1952 FastBack Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/102
Engine Num: VB6B/50/553

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1953 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/373
Engine Num: VB6B/50/1196

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1953 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/376
Engine Num: VB6B/50/1088

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB2
1953 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/400
Engine Num: VB6E/50/1227

1952 Aston Martin DB2

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