THE WASHBOARD REGISTER
ASTON MARTIN DB2
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE
The first of the three works cars built in 1949 known at
Works as "Le Mans Fixed Head
Coupes" (LML/49/4 is a road car built for David Brown using the same
A later record calls them "DB Mark II" and a log book issued
in 1961, "Saloon".
LMA/49/1 is one of the two (with LMA/49/2) to retain the 2-litre 4
cylinder engine, which barely had an output of 100 bhp.
Body number 48001.
Engine: SPA/49/1 (later transferred to AMC/50/12 the head of which went
Registration: UMC 64.
1949 : SPA (Macklin / Haines), 5th overall
(73.83 m.p.h. i.e. 118.79 k.p.h.), 3rd in class
Le Mans 24H
(Maréchal / Mathieson) crashed
Without brakes for a very considerable period,
Maréchal crashed at Whise House on the Sunday morning.
The car rolled and poor Maréchal suffered severe injuries. He
died the following day.
LMA/49/1 was scrapped and its engine later
transferred to DB1 chassis number AMC/50/12.
Of course, there are few photos of this car. Here are all those I found:
Brand new. On the bonnet: only
one belt and no airscoop yet.
(Source : GUIDEF)
436 H may be a temporary
registration to go to France... (Source : RAC1)
I haven't found any clue to explain why they got this registration and
raced with UMCs at Le Mans...
The three DB MkII racers
(LML/49/3, LMA/49/2 and LMA/49/1 in that order)
with Stapleton/Monkhouse Speed Model behind en route for 1949 Le Mans.
(Source : RAC1)
AMC/49/5, a private entry, is on
the left. (Source:
(Source : POST)
Encore une grâce à
l'ami Dom :
At right, a Delage.
(Source: Dom - Henri
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