Posts in 1940s British Cars
Aston Martin 2-litre Spa Special

After David Brown acquired the Aston Martin company in February 1947 he immediately commissioned a new model. It would use a purpose built chassis and the Claude Hill-designed two-litre four-cylinder engine that had been developed during World War II in the experimental Atom.

Early in 1948 David Brown also purchased…

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Aston Martin DB2 Le Mans Prototype

A short wheelbase chassis derived from the 2-Litre Sport but simpler than subsequent DB2 was used. A rectangular steel tube unit, it carried independent suspension via coil springs and trailing arms at the front and a live rear axle located each side by a pair of parallel radius arms with a transverse Panhard rod. Armstrong hydraulic shock absorbers were installed along…

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