Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Famous 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car On The Block

Bonham's Sale 18211 - Aston Martin and Related Automobilia, 22 May 2010
Newport Pagnell
'VMF 65' The Ex-Works, Eric Thompson, Rob Walker, George Abecassis, Major Tony Rolt, Stirling Moss, Peter Collins
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car
Registration no. VMF 65
Chassis no. LML/50/9

Estimate: £380,000 - 440,000

As offered here 'VMF 65' is most handsomely presented, its blue radiator grille and large blue night-time recognition light on the right-rear quarter panel matching its original livery. Condition is generally good. There are a few cosmetic issues around front and rear screens and some minor dents reflecting its continuing use as a road racing warrior. The car's interior is stripped for racing with roll-over bar, plumbed-in OMP extinguisher system, two bucket seats with safety harnesses etc, but it still retains its original wooden dash and switchgear. The car stands on 16-inch Borrani wire-spoked wheels shod with Dunlop Racing 6.00L x 16 tyres. Drum brakes, of course, are fitted all round.