Did Belgian Aston Martin
DB2s have special bumpers ?
I have noted something on Belgian DB2s : they have special bumpers
I remember well two cars I saw at Montlhéry at the end of the
1980s. Both were registered in Belgium and both featured special
bumpers which reminded me vintage VW Kombi Deluxe bumpers !
For those not very used to so-called 'barndoors' here is a photo :
Please also note that some Porsche 356 pre-A with 'interim' bumpers had
same kind of bumpers (one of four they had by the way).
But let's come back to our DB2s. Here are the photos of those two
Belgian DHCs :
(I took those photos at Montlhéry in 1988 I
Also look at the black one : it features a side chrome trim just as an
early press photo of the DB2/4 MkII. It was in fact a DB2/4 with a
chrome trim to look like a DB2/4 MkII where the bonnet (hood...) actually opens on the MkII.
At this time, I thought the bumpers could have been put
Recently I remarked this :
I knew this car for long and I had always thought it was a true British
car but in fact it was delivered new in Belgium and brought back in
England. It features RHD but at this time it was still common to buy an
up-market car with RHD.
Nevertheless it's funny when you also look the front of this car as the
front bumper is much more classical :
Magazine v21 no
Indeed look at the arrows :
Magazine v21 no
Finally, two more :
(source AM Magazine v31
no 136) (source AM Magazine v32
The one on the left currently is registered in Holland but I wonder
whether it was sold originally in Belgium or maybe whether those
strange bumpers were also required in Holland (and maybe elsewhere ?).
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