My Car Quest

July 18, 2024

The Arnolt-Aston Martin – A Re-bodied Aston Martin DB2

by Mike –

Recently I wrote about S. H. “Wacky” Arnolt And His Arnolt-Bristol Cars.

Arnolt-Aston Martin

In that article I said,

“… he also had Bertone rebody six Aston Martin DB2s which were badged as the Arnolt-Aston Martin.”

In the back of my mind I knew that I had seen an Arnolt-Aston Martin and with some time searching my photo collection I found these photos of one of the rare Arnolt-Aston Martins.

The number of people and the width of the street did not allow for better photos. Back in 2006 I was not publishing My Car Quest so I did not expect to share these photos or I would have tried harder to get a photo of the rear view.

Notice how Arnolt tried to keep the trademark Aston Martin grille shape.

Arnolt-Aston Martin

These photos were taken at the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance in 2006 after the cars were parked on Ocean Avenue in Carmel.

2006 is a long time ago that’s why it took me so long to find these photos.

Arnolt-Aston Martin interior

While this is a beautiful car I am not sure that it is an improvement over the original Aston Martin DB2 design.

What do you think about this design?

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  1. Bob in Bexley says

    Mike, some 20 years ago ‘Supercar and Classics’ magazine did a nice article on (this) vehicle, have you read it ?

  2. Bob,

    No, I have not read this article – I wrote everything that I know. Can you send me the article I need to know more?

  3. This car looks OK, wish I could see the whole thing. But why redesign an Aston Martin?

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