1952 Aston Martin DB2 FastBack Coupe Vehicle Profile

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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FastBack Coupe
The Aston Martin DB2 is a sports car that was sold by Aston Martin from May 1950 through to April 1953. The DB2 was the successor to the 2-Litre Sports model that uses an advanced dual overhead cam 2.6-liter straight-6 cylinder engine in place of the previous pushrod straight-4. It was offered in a variety of body styles including a closed 2-door, a 2-seater coupe called a sports saloon, and later also as a drophead coupe which accounted for a quarter of the model's total sales. The closed version was known to have considerable success in racing.

The DB2 debuted at the New York Auto Show in April 1950 and continued in production until April 1953 with a mere 411 produced. The first 49 had a chrome-framed front grille in three separate parts, and large rectangular cooling vents in the front wings. Subsequent cars such as this example had a one-piece grille with horizontal chrome slats, and no side vents.

Under the direction of David Brown, Aston Martin would be the first manufacturer to team up directly with a tire manufacturer on a production car. Dunlop would work with Aston Martin with the sole purpose of achieving and promoting superior ride and handling. The relationship worked, and they were able to convince both Phil Hill and Briggs Cunningham to purchase DB2's.

This car was purchased new 12/31/1952 by Schneider Motors Inc, St. Paul, Minnesota, from S. H. Arnolt of Chicago. As the story goes, Mr. Schneider was cooped up all winter and just had to have the 'super car' of the era.

Luckily, David Brown had answered an anonymous ad in February of 1947 which led him to purchase Aston Martin and later Lagonda. Members of the outstanding staff included Claude Hill, the brilliant chassis engineer, W.O. Bentley, designed a 2.6-liter DOHC hemi-head and hemi-piston cross flow six-cylinder engine and Frank Freely who penned the brilliant slippery aluminum body.

Aston's competition record is legendary. It includes total distance and class wins at Le Mans and elsewhere.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2017 1
2016 2
2014 4
2012 2
2011 4
2010 2
2007 3
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$135,285$135,2851
2017$172,207$172,2071
2016$402,359$539,2802
2014$290,424$362,5444
2012$242,893$427,5742
2011$200,882$235,3804
2010$249,094$363,0002
2007$91,263$162,1353
2004$76,594$76,5941

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Aston Martin DB2 3.0-Litre FIA Competition GT
Chassis#: LML/50/282
Sold for $135,285
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/110
Sold for $172,207
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC
Chassis#: LML/50/370
Sold for $539,280
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/281
Sold for $265,437
  2016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/281
Sold for $297,445
  2014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/237
Sold for $362,544
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 DROPHEAD COUPÉ
Chassis#: LML/50/203
Sold for $283,653
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 SPORTS SALOON
Chassis#: LML/50/264
Sold for $218,053
  2014 THE ASTON MARTIN WORKS SALE
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Sports Saloon Project
Chassis#: LML/50/210
Sold for $58,212
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/97
Sold for $427,574
  2012 Bonhams - The Aston Martin Works Service Sale
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2
Sold for $200,528
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/278
Sold for $164,091
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LML/50/397
Sold for $235,380
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 3.0-Litre Sports Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/83
Sold for $203,529
  2011 Bonhams - Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais
 
1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 VANTAGE RHD
Sold for $135,188
  2010 Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LML50340
Sold for $363,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Ex Works HWM Ex George Abecassis
Sold for $55,553
  2007 Coys Auction - True Greats
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/278
Sold for $162,135
  2007 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1952 Aston Martin DB2
Sold for $56,100
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1952 Aston Martin DB2 image  1952 Aston Martin DB2 image  
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon
Chassis#: LML/50/166
Sold for $76,594
  2004 Bonhams - Important Collectors Motor Cars
 

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 Sports SaloonLML/50/1262012 Bonhams The Aston Martin Works Service Sale $150,000$200,000
1952 Aston Martin DB2 SaloonLML/50/1102012 Bonhams The Aston Martin Works Service Sale $80,000$100,000
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 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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