We are very pleased to offer this very rare and exceptional Aston Martin DB2 MKIII Drophead Coupé.
We sold this particular car in 2008 to a very prominent collector, before which it was one family owned and with only 70,000 miles from new. The car was an incredible, original barn find and has a massive history folder.
The DB MKIII DHC is already a rare animal with only 84 Dropheads manufactured between 1957-59, but cars with such fantastic provenance are truly exceptional and we firmly believe that this beautiful car, completed by the Aston Workshop, is one of the best examples in the world today. With this in mind we strongly advise those who are seriously interested to contact us as soon as possible to arrange a viewing.
Includes the following work completed to the highest standards:
Bodywork & Chassis:
The restoration has been fully documented with pictures etc.
Full body off down to chassis rebuild
Chassis completely re-enameled to concours standard
Aluminium bodywork completely & professionally re-worked to very highest standard and re-fitted to chassis
Re-painted to highest standard using modern paints & materials
Complete re-build at the Aston Workshop
Strengthened & blueprinted engine block
All new steel crankshaft, fully balanced
New steel con-rods
Cosworth forged pistons
Special boring and honing to achieve ultimate roundness & finish
Cylinder Head: Full re-build including un-leaded valves & valve inserts, new valve guides, cam buckets, new special Aston Workshop road/race cams, gas flowed & porting, our specially developed road cams fitted.
Special high performance multi-branch twin exhaust system
All new electrics, suspension and brakes.
All components fully refinished, plated and to show standards.
The engine has been fully blueprinted and dyno-tested.
The gearbox has been fully overhauled and rebuilt including the rare overdrive for long distance touring.
As stated, one family has owned this particular car for most of its lifetime, since the Swift Motor Company of Derby supplied it new in July 1959. It has been the subject of a chassis-up restoration undertaken to the very highest standards by a number of Aston Martin specialists including the Aston Workshop.
It really is one of the finest examples available and looks absolutely stunning in the very Darkest Racing Green, with drab olive and dark green Mohair hood.
This represents a very rare opportunity to own one of the loveliest Aston Martin Dropheads on the road that is also a valuable part of our British motoring heritage.
Please contact us for further details or to arrange a viewing:
+44 (0) 1207 233 525
Video of this particular car...
|ORIGINAL SPECIFICATION - ASTON MARTIN DB2 MKIII
|0-60 MPH - 9.3 Secs
|Length - 4356mm
|Suspension Front - ndependent, coil springs
|Configuration - In line six
|Top Speed - 119 MPH
|Width - 1651mm
|Suspension Rear - Live axle, coil springs
|Aspiration - Normal
|BHP - 162
|Height - 1359mm
|Drivetrain - Front engine, RWD
|Fuel delivery - Carburettor
|Weight - 1270Kgs
|Transmission - 4 speed manual with overdrive
|Capacity - 2922 cc