SOLD – Aston Martin DB2 Vantage LHD – 1953

DB2 Vantage LHD
Chassis No: LML/50/283
Engine No: VB6B/50/1114

• One of just 308 DB2 Vantages – 1 of only 118 LHD VB6B engined cars
• Perhaps the finest unrestored example
• 2016 and 2018 Mille Miglia finisher
• 2017 and 2019 Tulpenrally (Tulip rally) finisher
• RS Williams mechanical rebuild in 2014 for £42,000
• Engine rebuild in 2016 for €49,000
• Offered fully mechanically prepared by RS Williams for 2021 Mille Miglia or similar event.

2,580CC DOHC Vantage six-cylinder engine with dual SU carburettors providing 125HP for the four-speed manual gearbox. Featuring independent front suspension with coil springs, trailing links, anti-roll bar and live rear axle with coil springs, stopping provided by Girling four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

First introduced in 1950 at the New York Motor Show and the first Aston to carry the ‘DB’ badge, demand for DB2 was incredibly strong and come January 1951, an optional 125bhp Vantage VB6E/ engine with bigger SU carburettors and a 8.2 to 1 compression ratio was released. The Vantage produced 125 HP at 5,000 rpm and a sub-11 second 0–60 mph time with top speed of 117 mph.

This fabulous LHD DB2 Vantage – LML/50/283 – was delivered on 27 April 1953 to Arthur R. Conte in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA. Delivered in Moonbeam Grey with red leather interior piped grey. After leaving Conte’s care, the car travelled to California where it would spend the majority of its life. Next owner was Mr William Teagarden, who received ownership on 28th August 1958 and lived in Burbank, California; although, the legal owner is actually listed as Lockheed Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union, which is believed to be where Teagarden was employed. On the 3rd October 1958, the car passed to another owner, Mr Earl Stevens, of Los Angeles. Around 1961 it was placed in storage and would remain there for over 40 years. After brief ownership in New York, it was purchased and imported over to Europe where it has been cherished ever since. RS Williams mechanical rebuild in 2014 for £42,000 and engine rebuild in 2016 by Endeavour Classics Netherlands circa €49,000. Offered fully mechanically prepared by RS Williams for 2021 Mille Miglia or similar event.

Complete with FIVA license, this fabulous DB2 Vantage completed the Mille Miglia in both 2016 and 2018. It also completed the Tulpenrally (Tulip rally) in 2017 and 2019. This is a 2400KM challenge starting in France through to the finish in the Netherland’s. Complete with original patinated seats. A fastidious history file accompanies this very special car.


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