Legacy Model Spotlight: Aston Martin DB2 Overview

Aston Martin DB2 parked

Aston Martin has been producing iconic British luxury cars for over a century, with dozens of legendary models to its name. They’ve appeared in Bond films, they have a Royal Warrant to produce automobiles from the Prince of Wales, and they have their own Formula One team! At Aston Martin Palm Beach, we’re proud to offer a full lineup of new Aston Martin models at our dealership near Jupiter, but we also like to take time to reflect on some famous legacy models. Today, we’re talking about the Aston Martin DB2, hailed as one of the most recognizable vehicles of the early 1950s. Read on for some key information about the DB2, as well as the answers to popular questions like, “How much is an Aston Martin DB2 worth today?” and, “How many Aston Martin DB2 are there?”

History of the Aston Martin DB2

The Aston Martin DB2’s predecessor has since been retroactively named the DB1, but at the time of its production from 1948 to 1950, it was actually called the Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports. Although the Aston Martin DB2 was produced between 1950 and 1953, three pre-production models came out in 1949 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans–also called the 17th Grand Prix of Endurance. There were a total of forty-nine vehicles racing, and the DB2 driven by Arthur Jones and Nick Haines finished in seventh place. Nick Haines would go on to finish in fifth place the next month behind the wheel of the DB2 at the Spa 24 Hours race. 

The Aston Martin DB2 officially debuted in April 1950 at the New York Motor Show, creating so much buzz with the public that factories quite literally couldn’t keep up with the demand. It featured a 2.0L twin cam 6-cylinder engine designed by W.O. Bentley, a legendary English engineer who founded the Bentley line of automobiles. It had a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 11.2 seconds and could reach a top speed of 116 miles an hour. The Aston Martin DB2 enjoyed considerable success both commercially and on the racetrack and was succeeded by the Aston Martin DB2/4 in 1953.

Aston Martin DB2 FAQs Answered

When Was the Aston Martin DB2 Made?

The DB2 was produced between 1950 and 1953, with a few pre-production models used in races in 1949.

How Many Aston Martin DB2s Are There?

Aston Martin produced a total of 411 DB2s, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find one today. They’re considered rare collector’s items bought by celebrities and wealthy car collectors.

How Much is an Aston Martin DB2 Worth Today?

Prices for an Aston Martin DB11 tend to start at $300,000 USD, with many older models costing much more. 

What Came After the Aston Martin DB2?

The Aston Martin DB2 was discontinued in 1953 and was succeeded by the Aston Martin DB2/4 in 1953, the DB Mark III in 1957, the DB4 in 1958, and the DB5 in 1963.

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Interested in learning more about the legacy models in the Aston Martin lineup? There’s a lot of rich history to the Aston Martin brand, with some of the most iconic British luxury cars of the 20th century! Contact our office to learn more, or stop by our dealership near Palm Beach Gardens to talk to a member of our team in person. You can also contact us with any questions about our current lineup, and we’ll be happy to help you out. Be sure to keep up with our blog for more automotive news, Aston Martin history, and vehicle information!

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