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Chassis no. LML/50/21 - Engine no. LB6V/50/238
Coachbuilder: Aston Martin
Categories: E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; L- Limited edition cars
Owner: Private Collection
The car is the first Vantage produced and was delivered in December 1950 to the famous American Racing Driver Briggs Cuningham. He drove the car in the first Sebring Race in 1950 and the Giant Despair Race in 1951.
In 1947 David Brown took over the Aston Martin company and soon after the Lagonda company too.
Presented in 1950, the DB2 was the first model fitted with the 6 cylinder 2.6 engine, designed by W.O. Bentley for Lagonda during the last years of the war. As David Brown was also convinced that racing would be the best promotional method of selling cars, a special, more powerful Vantage engine was developed for the Works cars and gentlemen drivers.
This DB2 coupé is the first of two cars originally fitted with the Vantage engine and was sold new to famous American driver, team owner, car manufacturer and collector, Briggs Cunningham. In 1950 and 1951 the car was raced in the USA.
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1st December 1950 - 29th December 1951
owner: Briggs S. Cunningham | United States
31st December 1950
Sam Collier Memorial Sebring Grand Prix of Endurance Six Hours
| Sebring Airport Racetrack Sebring, Fl | United States
driver: Briggs S. Cunningham
entry number: 18
12th May 1951
Giants Despair Hillclimb - Class 4
| Wilkes-Barre, Pa | United States
driver: Briggs S. Cunningham
entry number: 25
1990 - 1992
Restored by W. Welzel
| Berlin | Germany
1992 - 1996
John Wyer Memorial Meeting Hockenheim Ring
| Hockenheim | Germany
Aston Martin DB2 Reunion
| Silverstone | United Kingdom
Coy'S Festival
| Silverstone | United Kingdom
Silverstone St. John Horsfall Trophy Race
| Silverstone | United Kingdom
J.W.M.M. Silverstone
| Silverstone | United Kingdom
2nd September 2011 - 5th September 2011
uniques special ones international concours
| Florence | Italy
driver: Marc M.K. Fischer
co-driver: La Fischer
entry number: 48

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