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1953 Aston Martin DB2

Chassis number : LML/50/376

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High bid of $245,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions. (did not sell)
Sold for $346,500 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
Sold for $482,876 (€402,500) at 2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale.
The DB2 was announced in April of 1950 to coincide with the New York Auto Show. Sales of about 100 cars resulted from the 1950 New York Auto Show, which helped give the company financial security in the post-War Era.

This DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe is chassis number LML/50/376 and is one of 98 examples produced between 1950 and 1953. It is one of about 75 left-hand drive DB2 Drophead coupes produced. It is a US-delivery example that has a mostly known ownership history from new. It was sold new on November 24th of 1953 via Arnolt to Louis Comito of Rosyln, New York, and subsequent owners include Charlie Turner, Gene Garratt, Albert Schneider, Nick Candee, Everett Smith and Steve Mayo.

The car has had a complete body-off-frame restoration. It is painted in Fiesta Red with a grey leather upholstery with red piping, red carpeting and a black cloth top. The 2580cc DOHC Vantage six-cylinder engine has dual SU carburetors and is capable of producing around 125 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

In 2011, the car was offered for sale at RM Auction's Arizona sale where it was estimated to sell for $260,000 - $320,000. Bidding reached $245,000 but was not enough to satisfy the reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2011

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2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€370,000-€470,000 
Sale Price :
USD $482,876 (€402,500.00)

2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $425,000 
Sale Price :
USD $346,500

2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $260,000-USD $320,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $245,000

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Aston Martin DB2

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 DROPHEAD COUPÉ WITH HARDTOP
Chassis#: LML/50/335
Sold for USD$240,109
  2022 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris
 
1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 DROPHEAD
Chassis#: LML/50/368
Sold for USD$246,598
  2022 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/331
Sold for USD$95,200
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
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1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/50/267
Sold for USD$145,600
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
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1953 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/292
Sold for USD$89,600
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
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1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/307
Sold for USD$247,915
  2019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage 'X' Series Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/X4
Sold for USD$255,811
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/376
Sold for USD$482,876
  2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
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1953 Aston Martin DB2
Chassis#: LML/50/313
Sold for USD$123,311
  2017 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/394
Sold for USD$233,440
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/50/376
Sold for USD$346,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
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1953 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe
Sold for USD$94,600
  2014 Auctions America - BidAnywhere
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/283
Sold for USD$269,706
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/50/373
Sold for USD$341,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
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1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/366
Sold for USD$315,560
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/213
Sold for USD$117,690
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/X5
Sold for USD$170,294
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2
Chassis#: LML/50/244
Sold for USD$84,681
  2004 Coys - Fine Motor Cars & The Jaguar Legend, Chiswick House
 

Aston Martin DB2s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1953 Aston Martin DB2's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Sports SaloonLML/50/1182018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $220,000$260,000
1953 Aston Martin DB2 VantageLML/50/3902016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale $185,000$215,000
1953 Aston Martin DB2 SaloonLML/502852012 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $170,000$200,000
1953 Aston Martin DB2 SaloonLML/50/3932011 RM Auctions Salon Privé$110,000$125,000$155,000
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead CoupeLML503762011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions$245,000$260,000$320,000

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