Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin DB2

Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – Aston Martin DB2 (1952)

Engine – 2580 cc, in-line 6-cylinder, double overhead cams, twin SU carburettors

Power – 105 bhp @ 5000rpm

Top speed – 110mph

0-60mph – 11 secs

Other – 411 DB2s were produced


Formed in 1913, Aston Martin became renowned for quality sports cars from the 1950’s onwards. In 1947, the company was bought by Sir David Brown, heralding the start of a golden age for Aston Martin. Brown initiated the production of the DB series and in 1953, the DB2/4 made its public debut at the London Motor Show.
This Aston Martin DB2 is an unashamedly honest and beloved example of the rare classic British sports car, which is in excellent mechanical condition, and could make a solid basis for a sympathetic restoration. As the marque’s first true post-war production car – and only the second model developed under the leadership of David Brown – the DB2 was a remarkably capable GT. Having entered three lightweight DB2s for the 1950 Le Mans 24 Hour race, winning first and second place – and comfortably won their class.

The featured car was bought to Sri Lanka in 1953 By Nihal Canekeratne, Director of the British Car Co. and Rowlands, the local agents for MG, Morris, Wolseley and Daimler. He had owned the car in the UK and drove it overland to Sri Lanka in 1953, becoming one of the first Sri Lankans to do so. Found in a very dilapidated condition by the current owner, it underwent a comprehensive chassis-up refurbishment and was restored completely in 2012. It is the only classic Aston Martin in Sri Lanka.


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