1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe / LML/50/400 Chassis Information

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

1953 Aston Martin DB2 photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Chassis #: LML/50/400
Engine # VB6E/50/1227
It is believed that 411 DB2 Aston Martins were produced from early 1950 through 1953, 102 of which were (likely) Drop Head Coupes. The car was launched in April at the New York Auto Show and was an instant success. The second and third production cars went straight to LeMans. Briggs Cunningham bought the 21st car and went to Sebring. Racetrack success came thick and fast for the Lagonda-based, W.O. Bentley-designed 2.6-liter, 6-cylinder with 125 horsepower in Vantage spec. The car's top speed was about 115 mph.

Laurence John Cadbury - member of the Cadbury dynasty, England's first 'chocolate' family, the business of which was founded in 1824 by grandfather John Cadbury, a staunch Quaker - bought this lovely DB2 new in 1953 and may have owned it through 1959. Laurence was a founding member of AMOC, the Aston martin Owners Club, back in 1935. Aston Martin made perhaps only 98 Drophead Coupes out of a total of 411 DB2s between 1950 and 1951. In 1962 this car was equipped with a Vantage-spec 2.6-liter, 125 horsepower, DOHC straight 6-cylinder, with triple SU carburetors.

This example is finished in dark green with painted pillar-box red wire wheels (an Aston signature for this car) and a tan interior.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 1
2017 4
2014 2
2013 1
2011 3
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$255,811$255,8111
2017$296,532$482,8764
2014$182,153$269,7062
2013$341,000$341,0001
2011$201,181$315,5603
2004$84,681$84,6811

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage 'X' Series Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/X4
Sold for $255,811
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/376
Sold for $482,876
  2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
1953 Aston Martin DB2 image  1953 Aston Martin DB2 image  
1953 Aston Martin DB2
Chassis#: LML/50/313
Sold for $123,311
  2017 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/394
Sold for $233,440
  2017 Bonhams : The Aston Martin Sale
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/50/376
Sold for $346,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1953 Aston Martin DB2 image  1953 Aston Martin DB2 image  
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Coupe
Sold for $94,600
  2014 Auctions America - BidAnywhere
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/283
Sold for $269,706
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML/50/373
Sold for $341,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1953 Aston Martin DB2 image  
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/366
Sold for $315,560
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/213
Sold for $117,690
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/X5
Sold for $170,294
  2011 Bonhams - Newport Pagnell, Aston Martin Works Service
 
1953 Aston Martin DB2
Chassis#: LML/50/244
Sold for $84,681
  2004 Coys - Fine Motor Cars & The Jaguar Legend, Chiswick House
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: LML/50/13
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: LML/50/217
Engine Num: VR6B/50/1082
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21950 DropHead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Tickford
Chassis Num: LML/50/26
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21951 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/44
Engine Num: VB6B/50/1152
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21953 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/373
Engine Num: VB6B/50/1196
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21953 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/376
Engine Num: VB6B/50/1088
Chassis information for the Aston Martin DB21953 Drophead Coupe
Chassis Num: LML/50/400
Engine Num: VB6E/50/1227


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