1952 Aston Martin DB2
Registration Number: NLV 242
One of 411 built between May 1950 and April 1953.
The first owners were Silk Velvet Manufacturing Co of Blackburn. The car was discovered in a barn in 2003, where it had been languishing for 30 years. The photo showing the car, as it was found in the barn, was provided by fellow Member Ian Kendall.
We completely dismantled and, over 3 years, re-built the car for competition in the modified class, with disc brakes, telescopic shock absorbers, wider wheels etc. The car has been brought back to comply with FIA regulations of the 1950’s.
Modifications include 3 litre engine with aluminium cylinder head, webber carburettors, close ratio gearbox, limited slip differential plus a few other little mods!
The car is raced in the UK and Europe by David, Anne and daughter Hannah Reed. We competed in over 140 events, with multiple class and race wins over the years, including the Overall AMOC Championships in 2009 and 2011. Latest successes in 2019, David was Class Winner in the Woodcotte Trophy, shared with fellow Member, Peter Snowdon and Hannah won the AMOC Jack Fairman Trophy.
The car is fully road legal and driven to some local Aston events as well as being competed. This is a very exciting, and noisy, road car and can show a clean pair of heels to a lot of more modern performance cars!