Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupé Vantage LHD 1953 Chassis number : LML/50/374 Engine number : VB6E/50/1200 The desirable and attractive Drophead Coupé version of the Aston Martin DB2 was announced a few months after the DB2 Saloon in 1950. It was actually the chairman of Aston Martin, David Brown himself, for whom the first DHC was built. 101 further DB2 Drophead Coupés followed, of which 75 in LHD configuration. Only 20 of these are thought to have left he factory with an upgraded Vantage engine. The DB2 combined the sophisticated W.O. Bentley designed 2.6L twin cam 6-cylinder engine with excellent roadholding and braking ability. Add the extra pleasure of open-top motoring to this winning mix, and you get a car that's arguably the best luxurious British sports convertible of the early 1950's. Originally delivered in the US, LML/50/374 arrived in Europe via Spain and ended up in our classic car workshop some 12 years ago. The car's owner entrusted us with a full nut and bolt restoration, including a full overhaul of the matching numbers Vantage engine. The car was finished in a very attractive colour combination of Forest Green over greyish beige leather. Upon its completion in 2007, the owner participated in many events covering each time hundreds of carefree miles. It's always a pleasure for us to welcome one of our former restoration projects back into our showroom. Not only is it an excellent opportunity to look back at our top-level restoration work and notice that it has barely aged after ten years of use, it also pleases us to know that we will be able to make another customer very happy! Maybe you?
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