There were preferred races for the a bit too heavyweight applicable vehicles from Aston Martin. Thus endurance races seemed better able to express their longevity. It is said to have later given the same DB2, which again successfully took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans a year later. Very likely it was also driven back and forth on its own axis and probably not spared in the meantime.
There were also events where the relatively low displacement promised advantages. Although the sale total was much better, it was still not enough. From now, we do not any more mention the new financiers and the people who looked to the business, skip the Second World War and come to David Brown, who is said to have taken the opportunity to purchase the company a newspaper advertisement.
If you are looking for a reason why James Bond's Aston Martin was called 'DB 5', you will find it in the first letters of the boss. The abilities of this man would be worth, to deal with him on an own page. At this point is more important to mention the soon following takeover of Lagonda.Lagonda has existed actually longer than Aston Martin, but had also difficulties due to not in sales implemented race activities. After all, it was the Le Mans winner of 1935. In the same year came W.O. Bentley as technical director, the had just sold his own company to Rolls-Royce.
Now is only important that Lagonda a fine six-cylinder in-line engine brought with into the merger, of course, the was excellent suitable in an Aston Martin. Its displacement was indeed grown to 2 liters in 1935, but what a prestige profit for the new DB2 from 1950 to be able to compete with a 2.6-liter Lagonda engine. And promptly were able to decide for themselves the class of three-liter engines in Le Mans.
As long as David Brown sold his tractors, the company Aston Martin and thus also Lagonda seemed saved. The purchased additional a car body company in 1954. The DB2 was now grown to the DB2/4, with two small rear seats and an enlarged 2.9 liter engine. England as the cradle of the disc brake gave these to the next model, which was named 'Mark 3' in 1957. 12/15