The 1949 Aston Martin DB Mk II prototype once daily-driven by modern-era company owner David Brown could fetch as much as $2.25 million USD ($3 million CAD) at the Amelia Island auction kicking off March 9.

Chassis LML/49/4, set to hit the auction block March 10, was one of Brown’s first creations after taking control of Aston Martin in 1947, reports Hemmings Daily.

The DB2 was powered by a 2.0-liter, overhead-valve four-cylinder, and later powered by a slightly more powerful 2.6-litre four-cylinder.

The beautifully styled Aston had limited racing success; the vehicle’s greatest achievement was a third-in-class finish at LeMans in the hands of a privateer team.

(Hemmings Daily)