This is an example of the drophead coupe version of the DB2. It features the revised version of the grill featuring horizontal bars. At least 102 examples were produced (5 were sold chassis only and bodied elsewhere such as Graber in Switzerland) before being replaced by the DB2/4.
This wonderful example of a DB2 DHC, below, was the second production car, delivered in 1950 to Prince Bertil of Sweden. He kept it for 12 years for his use whilst in the UK and on the continent . It was also fitted with a Vantage tuned VB6E/ engine, the first DHC thus equipped. One unique feature of this car is the combination of earlier DB2 side vents with the later one piece grille. I’m not so keen on the white wall types and chrome over-riders though.
The car was put on sale as one of the star lots in the 2004 AM/Bonham’s sale. And despite being finished in the correct Jubilee Blue and being presented in immaculate condition, the Prince’s Aston Martin sadly remained unsold. It is now being converted back to the correct three piece grille front by the current owner.