Celebrating 70 years of the DB Astons On the 70th anniversary of the very first Aston Martin DB-badged models, the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace will be hosting a display of some of the finest Aston Martins ever produced. From 31 August-2 September, over 100 icons from the legendary British marque will be on display, including some very special examples in the main concours.
Chief among them will be a 1967 Aston Martin DBSC by Touring – the only road-going version in existence. Only two cars were built by Touring as a potential replacement for the Aston Martin DB6, and this left-hand-drive 4-litre, straight-six powered rarity comes finished in Dubonnet Rosso paint, with a tan pigskin interior.
Also on display will be a 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 Long Chassis Tourer by Bertelli – probably the best example of this rare and interesting model in the world. One of only 24, the four-seat luxury touring car was designed as a departure from Aston’s race-derived sports cars.
Concours of Elegance will also be playing host to the ‘Royal Aston Martin,’ one of the first six Aston Martin DB2 DHCs, produced in 1950 and bought by Prince Bertil of Sweden. The car performed in the parade lap at the 1951 Le Mans 24 Hours race, accompanied by Aston Martin legend David Brown.
A DB5 Convertible will be appearing in the Main Concours lineup as part of Concours of Elegance’s broader 70thanniversary celebrations of the first DB-badged Aston Martins. The exceptionally stylish and rare open top DB5 represents one of the small number of models produced in Newport Pagnell, and this example is one of just 83 right-hand-drive cars ever built.
To cap it all off, the DB 70th anniversary celebrations will include a gathering of around a hundred Aston Martin DB-badged vehicles in the beautiful gardens of Hampton Court Palace, collated with the help of the Aston Martin Owners Club. The show-stopping parade of vehicles will include an example of every DB model created from the DB1 through to today’s DB11.
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