Martin 2-Litre Sports of 1948/49 became known as the DB1 with the
advent of the DB2. Front suspension is independent with trailing
arms, coil springs and anti-roll torsion bar. The rear axle is
rigid, with coil springs, the torque being taken by arms extending
from the axle to a cross member of the square-section fabricated
steel tube frame.
Aston Martin DB2 prototype, which was third
at Spa and raced at Le Mans. This car is a development of Claude
Hill's tubular space frame chassis with Tickford two-seater Coupé
bodywork. It is fitted with the ohc 105 bhp 2580cc straight six
engine designed by W. O. Bentley for Lagonda (which, like Aston
Martin and Tickford, was acquired by David Brown). Top speed is
109 mph. Smooth full width body, is two seater fixed head Coupé
with V windscreen. Optional column change gives three abreast
seating possibility. A few drop heads also built.
DB 2 (Leslie Johnson / Charles Brackenbury) at Le Mans.
DB 2 (Pierre Marechal / T.A.S.O. Mathieson) at Le Mans.
DB 2 (Arthur W. Jones / Nick Haines) at Le Mans.
DB 1 (Robert Lawrie / R. W. Parker) at Le Mans.