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ASTON MARTIN DB2/ DB2/4 & DB MKIII (1950-1959) CAR HISTORY

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Tractor tycoon David Brown, who had bought Aston Martin in 1947, made something of a false start with the underpowered four-cylinder Aston Martin DB1 of 1948. He more than redeemed himself, however, with the DB2 of 1950, a car that set the pace for all subsequent Astons. Here was an upper-crust coupe with modern performance and old-world charm packing a smooth, powerful six- cylinder twin-cam 116 bhp engine from the Lagonda 2.6 saloon (Brown had bought Lagonda too, in 1947). "DB” had his sights held high: there would be no more four-cylinder Astons.


Clothed in handsome open or closed alloy bodywork by Frank Freely, these cars would top 115 mph (185 kph) with the standard engine, and more than 120 mph (193 kph) in high-compression Vantage form, which by early 50s standards represented supercar performance.

Underneath, the classic cruciform chassis, with its pre-war belt-and-braces rectangular section tubing, produced thoroughbred handling of the highest order. Coil sprung, the live rear axle was located by trailing links – with a Panhard rod for the high side-loads the car was capable of generating – and damped by Armstrong lever-arms. Front suspension was unusual, a trailing-link design with the main lower locating member running across the front of the car, its shaft turning in widely-spaced bearing with continuous oil-bath lubrication. It had big wire wheels: 15-in (38cm) centre-lockers shod with the best contemporary high-speed Dunlop crossplys.


For the DB2/4 of 1953, Freeley's smoothly contoured fastback shape was made more practical, if not so pretty, by the addition of rear seats and a side- hinged rear hatch which meant stretching the tail by four inches. By the time the MkIII arrived, the tall DB2 grille had evolved into a broad mouth (derived from the DB3S racer) and small fins had sprouted on the rear wings with slim tail lights.


The WO Bentley-designed twin-cam six, in three-liter form since 1954, was upgraded for the MkIII with a stiffer block, beefier crank, and much improved timing chain and intake manifolds. It breathed better, too, thanks to the larger valves and higher-lift camshafts, technology lifted from the latest DB3-S racers. Twin SU carburetors remained, but the "DBA" engine produced 162 bhp at 5500rpm.


Mildly tweaked three-liter engines were fitted to a handful of MkIIIs in1958, of which 10 had a Weber-carbed, twin-exhausted engine giving 195 bhp (known as DBB), while a further 47 had a 178 bhp running SUs but the hotter cams and twin exhaust of the DBB.
David Brown supplied the gearbox on all models. It had a crash first gear and the option of overdrive on top gear on the MkIII, giving 28.4 per 1000rpm. Girling front discs were another innovation on the MkIII. slim tail lights.


The DB MkIII DB4, although production overlapped for some months. The last MkIII was built in July 1959.

ASTON MARTIN DB2/ DB2/4 & DB MKIII

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE TYPE

DOHC straight six

CAPACITY

2580-2922 cc

POWER

107-196 bhp

TRANSMISSION

4-speed manual

TOP SPEED

115-130 mph (185-209 km/h)

NUMBER BUILT

1728

 

 

 

 

 

 
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