David Brown-driven 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II prototype up for auction

David Brown-driven 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II prototype up for auction
1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II, copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company, photo by Mathieu HeurtaultThe name David Brown is key to the history of Aston Martin. The entrepreneur and former tractor builder purchased the company in 1947. The first car built under Brown’s ownership was the 1948-’50 2-Litre Sports, a roadster that used a tube-frame chassis and a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. The next car would put Aston Martin on the map. The DB2 was…
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