Aston Martin DB MKII

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The first model of the David Brown era traced its roots to the development work of engineer Claude Hill, who had designed a powerful inline four-cylinder motor that was in prototype form by 1944. During World War II, Hill also built the Atom, a one-off sports saloon with advanced chassis characteristics like independent front suspension.

The new model was called "2-Litre Sports" (later referred as DB1 after the DB2 had been introduced).

After extensive testing in 1948, including road work using an almost bare chassis (probably AMC/48/1) it was decided to give the chassis and engine the ultimate test by entering the 1948 Spa 24 hour Race. With little time available, a special body was built to complete the first post-war Aston Martin and Works Team Car (LMA/48/1). Its brilliant outright win boded well for the new "2-Litre Sports" production car, which was announced at the London Motor Show later that year and offered for sale at £2,331.

The "2-Litre Sports" was built in a small production run of 14 cars (AMC/48/1 - AMC/50/15) from 1948 until 1950. Nearly all of them (except one saloon AMC/49/8) were clothed in handsome drophead coupe coachwork designed by Frank Feeley.

Aston Martin DB MK II was the Factory Development Car and Prototype for the DB2 and first Aston Martin Model Equipped with the New 6-Cylinder LB6 Engine.

Raced by Works Driver Lance Macklin in the Coppa Inter-Europa and Targa Florio

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