THE WASHBOARD REGISTER
ASTON MARTIN DB2
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE
Engine number: LB6B/50/172
First DB2 in Belgium by "Etablissements R.Mannes". It was once said
that the purchaser was King
Léopold. This is wrong : King Léopold has had three
Feltham cars : a 1953 black DB2 DHC (now red), a 1954 DB2/4 Saloon and
a 1957 DB MkIII Saloon. Both later cars were Crimson Red.
Delivered 30 January 1951.
Silver Green, beige interior.
Registered ADB 272 (Belgium).
Belgian motor show. January 1951.
1951 : Liege-Rome-Liege (Laloux/Assoignon), crashed between Belgian
border and Spa. Assoignon got asleep.
Period magazine photo.
Current photos with original plates !
(Many thanks to the owner of this car for the four previous
1952 (?) : Liege-Rome-Liege
(Assoignon/Demtz), mechanical failure.
Tour of Belgium
Rally (Assoignon), 3rd in Class.
1957 : Mercedes 220 engine replaced the original unit
damaged (although LB6B/50/172 still listed in the 1959 AMOC
1992 - 1994 : Complete rebuilt using original unit damaged.
1995 : Northern & Scottish Tour, Best Feltham Car.
Here is this car. Please note the special bumpers, which seem to
have been put on Belgian cars. See this
page for more remarks about those bumpers.
Friend Alex from Russia sent me the following colour photos:
Aston Martin Scrapbook