Aston Martin DB2

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1952 Aston-Martin DB2
1952 Aston-Martin DB2

Aston Martin DB2 Photo Gallery

Aston Martin DB2 Photo Gallery
Aston Martin DB2 Photo Gallery

Aston Martin DB2 1950-1959

In 1949 Aston Martin, now under the leadership of David Brown (that's where the "DB" come from), introduced the DB2 to the public in the classic manner, by initially building prototypes and subjecting them to the public ordeal of long-distance sports car racing.

The DB2 performed well at both the Le Mans and Spa 24-hour events. The car went into production in 1950. Improvements and modifications to the basic DB2 allowed it to be produced until 1959 (with a couple of changes in the model name) when it was replaced by the DB4.

One of the reasons for the success of the DB2 was the combining of the Aston Martin multi-tube chassis with the Lagonda Bentley-designed twin-cam engine.

DB2 Production




  • 6 cylinders, in line
  • 4-bearing cast-iron block/crankcase
  • 2 Overhead valces per cylinder
  • Dual overhead camshafts
  • 2 horizontal contant-vacuum S.U. Carburettors
  • Torque: 125 lb ft at 3,000-rpm
  • Horsepower: 105 @ 5,000 rpm
  • Displacement: 2,580 cc, bore/stroke 78mm/90mm


  • 4-Speed Manual with synchromesh on gears 2, 3, and 4
  • Single-dry-plate clutch
  • Open propeller shaft to hypoind-bevel "live" rear axle


  • Multi-tube (square-section tubing) chassis frame
  • Cross and diagonal bracing
  • Independent front suspension by coil springs, trailing arms, and anti-roll bar
  • Rear suspension by coil springs and twin trailing arms with Panhard rod location
  • Piston-type hydraulic dampers
  • Worm-and-roller steering
  • Front Brakes: Hydraulic 12" drum brakes
  • Rear Brakes: Hydraulic 12" drum brakes
  • 16" Knock-off wire wheels
  • 6.00 x 16" tires
  • Light-alloy two-door coupe body by Tickford


  • Wheelbase: 8ft 3in
  • Track (front & rear): 4ft 6in
  • Overall length: 13ft 6.5in
  • Weight: 2,500lbs

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