The ‘DB’ moniker has adorned some of Aston Martin’s most iconic cars, a badge that signifies engineering excellence and the highest quality of craftsmanship. The first car officially to bear the ‘DB’ badge, DB2 was presented publicly at the 1950 New York Automotive Show with production of over 400 examples continuing until 1953.
On 27 May Aston Martin Edinburgh hosted an exclusive showroom event with a special heritage focus. Product Specialist Steve Waddingham travelled from Aston Martin’s Gaydon HQ to discuss the iconic DB lineage, with DB2, DB7, DB9 and DB5 Volante providing an exquisite set of visual aids.
In 1947, a small British automotive manufacturer was up for sale after falling on hard times during the Second World War. After answering a newspaper advertisement, agricultural and engineering entrepreneur Sir David Brown purchased the company for just over Rs. 20.16 lakhs. He set about revitalising the business, focused on producing a car which improved on the ‘Atom’ a prototype constructed in 1939.