1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

A Vantage option became available on the DB2 line in 1951. The package included SU HV6 carburettors and high compression pistons which raised the hoserpower to 125.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
built atFeltham, England
engineWater Cooled, Cast Iron, Inline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement2580 cc / 157.4 in³
bore78 mm / 3.07 in
stroke90 mm / 3.54 in
compression8.5:1
power93.2 kw / 125.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output48.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight110.23 bhp per tonne
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front brakesGirling Hydrualic Drums
rear brakesGirling Hydrualic Drums
f suspensionTrailing Arms
r suspensionLive Axle
curb weight1134 kg / 2500 lbs
wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in
front track1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track1372 mm / 54.0 in
length4299 mm / 169.3 in
width1651 mm / 65.0 in
height1359 mm / 53.5 in
top speed~196.3 kph / 122.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~10.8 seconds

Auction Sales History

1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé LML/50/283 – sold for €196,000 One of just 410 DB2s constructed. Perhaps the finest unrestored, original example in existence. Long-term ownership for over 40 years.
Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
1951 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage
1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé LML/50/278 – sold for €118,227 Offered from the Collection of a Swiss Gentleman. One of just 411 DB2s originally built; an original RHD French-delivery car. Sold new to the Martell Cognac firm. Restored in France, 2003-2005. Complete with copy of Aston Martin build sheet and factory sales brochure.
Auction Source: 2011 London Auction by RM