Two tones Astons...
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'source' given. Please have a look at my bibliography to decode.
This is a fun page to gather some photos of Aston Martins with two
I think some of them immeditely come to mind but maybe others are
much less well known.
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Let's start with pre-war cars.
I searched among Lionel Martin era cars but could find none...
First one I found is this very nice Le Mans model.
This is B3/239/S which was tested in Motor
Sport and Autocar in
(source AMOC 1984 review magazine)
This one is a one-off but you also find two colours cars at the
(almost) same period with some of the MkII Saloon :
(source AM Magazine vol 28 no 123)
(source AMOC 1984 review magazine)
One other MkII Saloon (it's E5/578/L sold by Brooks in April
Next we got several 15/98 :
either saloon :
Magazine vol 28 no 124)
or DHC :
(source Le Nouveau Collectionneur,
French magazine, no10 Dec 2005)
After the war, there are some special orders with two hues such as this
nice Belgian DB2 :
(source AM Magazine vol 21 no 88)
I dare then put DB3/1 with its detachable top... because it's so nice !
Then I have LML/544 for you. From chassis number, you must have guessed
it's a DB2/4.
It was Jean Kerguen's car and like his other Aston Martins has mainly
been used for competition.
It's seen here in the 1954 Maroc Rally.
(source 1996 AMOC register)
Of course, next Feltham model has everything to do do two colour
paintworks : chrome strips to separate.
Many were painted with two hues. Here is AM300/1206, a LHD Vantage
model in two-tone grey.
Note the chrome
strip around the
hatch : nice !
Next is AM300/1120, a RHD in peacok blue with ice blue roof.
(source Autoport Designs Inc)
Also, AM300/1212 in two-tone green (Sage Green over Pine Green) :
(source Nicholas Mee)
A 2015 update : Frank sent me
photos of his 1957 DB2/4 MkII, chassis AM300/1296.
Colours are Crimson Red and cream roof. Sold new in solid Crimson red
to Whitbread English family, famous for the Whitbread Brewery among
The owner before Frank
changed the roof colour creating a 2 tones car.
A magnificent car :
But, you can also find DB2/4 MkII FHCs with two
...such as AM300/1103 (first FHC DB2/4 MkII by the way) described as in Bayard Crimson with Devon
Stone coloured top section.
(source : it was sold by Autosport
Designs Inc and at auction but I found the photos on Anamera
site which stores past sales)
Some of them can be found racing ! Here is AM300/1107 when it was still
registered 163 GMC. It was a demonstration car.
Not to be confused with 162 GMC which is AM300/1101, a prototype and
DHC demonstration car.
Same car from the back (1980s Classic
Cars or Classic &
Some DB MkIIIs also feature the chrome strip of the DB2/4 MkII round
the rear but not above the windscreen, making a different two colours
Please note that some of them do feature the chrome strip but are
single coloured !
As an example, here is AM300/3A/1478 (an 1957 car with DBA engine)
which is really
(sources : Auto Collections here
among the sold cars and here
more precisely and also ConceptCarz.com)
Maybe you think it's over with the Feltham period ? No !
Here is DB4/913/R hence a series 4 car. It has a Vantage engine but
retains standard headlamps.
(source 1996 AMOC Register)
Two colours really work well on the DB4 !
Want more ?
How about a DB4GT ?
How about a Lightweight DB4GT ?
Yes DB4GT/0125/R , a.k.a. 18 TVX, has been painted pale plus and navy
at a time...
Note the different registration number.
(source AM Magazine vol 24 no 103)
Let's finish with trad American stripes...
(source the ever excellent AstonMartins.com)
and more surprisingly on a DB2/4 and a DB4...
(source : a
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