Only 13 pieces are built of this version. Indeed, the car is called Aston Martin DB, and renamed upon the arrival of the DB 2, as DB 1. With its tubular frame it is based on the Atom, which had been developed shortly before the Second World War. Moreover, the model explains the origin of the Aston Martin radiator grill, still presented here with an austere geometry divided in three parts. The flap on the right fender may take up a spare wheel. A racing version of this model won the 24 hours of Spa Francorchamps, convincing Aston Martin to introduce a 'civilian' version of this vehicle shortly afterwards on the engine show in London. Unfortunately, the target group of customers (so called 'sportsmen') regarded the engine as too powerless and therefore the demand for this car was lacking.