THE WASHBOARD REGISTER
ASTON MARTIN DB2
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE
Engine number: LB6V/50/240
ONE OF THE FIRST TWO
VANTAGE DELIVERED with LML/50/21.
See this page
for more information.
"Race specification" in the Build Records
surely meaning like VMF works cars.
Registration: HB 94 (original one, USA), SP
00599 sometimes wrongly read SPOO
599, 3H 82 10 (vintage American yellow plates, 1956 only if my memory
serves me well).
Red. Rust interior.
This car was bought by Briggs Cunningham's friend Bill Spear for
racing, sprinting, hill climbing... Briggs Cunningham had bought
LML/50/14 and was to buy LML/50/21 (with Vantage engine).
1950 : Sam Collier Memorial Trophy G.P. Sebring. 2nd in class (G. Rand
& G. Marschall)
scan by Dom (high res)
In this race, there were three
Aston Martin DB2s: LML/50/13, LML/50/19 and LML/50/21.
You can see all of them on this photo below, taken from first page.
1951 : Featured in the First National Motor Racing
Exposition, New Jersey (February)
Thompson Meet (Spear), 1st and 2nd 1/4 and 1/2 miles
Giant's Despair Hillclimb (Spear) 2nd
1951 : S.C.C.A's
Wilkes Barre Raceway (Spear), 2nd
1978 : H.M.S.A. Portland International Raceway
1980 : H.M.S.A. Portland International Raceway
1981 : H.M.S.A. Portland International Raceway
1982 : H.M.S.A. Laguna Seca Raceway
1983 : H.M.S.A. Laguna Seca Raceway
1984 : H.M.S.A. Laguna Seca Raceway
1985 : H.M.S.A. Portland International Raceway
British Columbia, Westwood Race Circuit
2008 : Mille Miglia Storica
Let's start with a photo found on flickr
Nice booty or what ?
This photo was taken in 2006 at the "Portland All British
Field Meet" in Oregon. This registration is the first one.
BUT HERE YOU CAN NOTICE SINGLE
This DB2 is really one of my favourite. Except the illustrious car
history, it looks
gorgeous especially without bumper. The rear of the body features a
roll pan, a
feature found on some hot rods you find at Bonneville. The aim is to
cheat with aerodynamics but the other result is real good looks.
How about dual exhausts just under this rounded tail ? Sexy or what ?
By the way, this treatment is to be found on LML/50/26. #26 even goes
further as her front is also sleek...
LML/50/19 sold on May 1st by RM
Here are the 28 photos in a ZIP file:
Sold for € 291,200 which is a very
good sum for a car that needs a complete (yet simple) restoration to be
put back to stock specs...
Was it a good buy ? Here is a point of view ...
Aston Martin Scrapbook