Oxford Diecast Aston Martin DB2 Mk III DHC Dark British Racing Green
The Aston Martin DB2 Mk III again comes in British Racing Green, but with a textured black roof. The British Racing Green colour scheme was to become synonymous with British-made sports cars, but ironically its genesis lies within Ireland and the Shamrock Green and the 1903 motor racing Gordon Bennett Cup. Englishman Selwyn Edge had won the race at Paris Innsbruck in 1902 with a Napier car, but British authorities – as the winning country – were reluctant to host the following year’s event as racing was forbidden in England, forcing it to take place in Ireland with a route around the small town of Athy, Co Kildare and twisting through the surrounding counties of Laois and Carlow. Edge’s sports car colour livery of British Racing Green has set the tone ever since. The soft-top Aston comes with the XGT 506 registration number.