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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Feltham, England
engine Water Cooled, Cast Iron, Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 2580 cc / 157.4 in³
bore 78 mm / 3.07 in
stroke 90 mm / 3.54 in
compression 8.5:1
power 93.2 kw / 125.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm
specific output 48.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 110.23 bhp per tonne
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front brakes Girling Hydrualic Drums
rear brakes Girling Hydrualic Drums
f suspension Trailing Arms
r suspension Live Axle
curb weight 1134 kg / 2500 lbs
wheelbase 2515 mm / 99.0 in
front track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
rear track 1372 mm / 54.0 in
length 4299 mm / 169.3 in
width 1651 mm / 65.0 in
height 1359 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