|Car Type||DB 3ltr|
|Date in Production||1953 to 1958|
|How many exist today?|
|Bore X Stroke|
The 2.6 litre was slightly altered into MK2 form at the end of 1952 to take advantage of better petrol becoming available but the differences are fairly minor, compared with the following year when the engine was enlarged to 3 litres by staggering the cylinder bores whilst retaining the same crankshaft, necessitating offset connecting rods (83 x 90mm, 2922cc). Although the rest of the chassis wasn’t altered much, a quite different body was designed for the 3 litre, again by Tickford. Eventually there were two door and four door saloons and a convertible.
In 1955 David Brown took over Tickfords and in 1956 the whole operations of Aston Martin Lagonda were moved to Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire where the Tickford works had always been and Feltham was closed. In October 1956 a MK2 3 litre appeared, featuring floor gear change and various other minor changes, and the convertible was dropped. The saloons were discontinued in February 1958.