THE WASHBOARD REGISTER
ASTON MARTIN DB2
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE
Engine number: LB6B/50/319
Colour: Crussed (?) Strawberry with grey trimming.
Sold new by the Swedish distributor (Bilaktiebolaget Imperia
Nykoping) to Solve Relve in 1951.
Registered in Sweden M45041 on 24 April 1952 but delivered to 1st
owner on 13 October 1951. Reg O 24763 (25 July 1952), P 8477 (31 July
1953, 24 June 1956), F 8285 (15 August 1960, 24 July 1964),
FSW 379 (25 June 1973, 22 February 1979).
Exported to San Diego (California) in 1987-1988 and for sale in Road and Track (with the claim, of
which there is no evidence that it raced at Le Mans and in the Targa
Florio in 1958).
Listed as a saloon in the AMOC 1959 register and wrongly as a DHC in
the 1996 one.
Reworked body in early 1960s.
At left, original (rectangular) washboard and at right reworked and
slanted (as a parallelogramm). Nice touch.
All photos, source: DB2inS
Then the car was reworked with bigger rear window, opening side
windows. It was also converted to LHD.
The engine also got three Webers.
(Source Aston review)
Source AMOC East 1999
Aston Martin Scrapbook