Aston Martin have a fine racing history and only very rarely do Factory Race Department Cars with international wins to their name come up for sale. This is one of those rare opportunities to acquire a full ‘Works Aston Martin’, but not only that, this is the car that won the Rudge Whitworth Cup at Le Mans during one of the golden eras of motor racing.
When Bertelli took over Aston Martin in 1927 he immediately looked towards racing as a way to promote the brand and improve the cars. In 1928 he built 2 cars to race at the most prestigious sports car race in Europe, the Le Mans 24 hour, and he named these cars LM1 and LM2. This lineage of cars used Aston’s own 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder engines in light sporting bodies and all the parts used to build the cars were carefully chosen and often heavily modified to reduce weight. This weight saving work was extensive; the heavy forged front axels were machined on all faces, rubbed down and the centres were drilled out. Stub axels, kingpins, steering box brackets bulkheads were all also drilled or thinned in this quest for lightness. Parts were also made from very light (and expensive) materials most notably Electron (a magnesium and aluminium alloy) to replace aluminium, very cutting edge stuff during the 1920s!
Onyx Black with Black Hide and Piano Black Dash , Service history, Black Full leather interior,
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Aston Martin DBS Vantage. This matching numbers DBS is in excellent condition and has had a full engine rebuild. The car was carefully modified to convertible spec in 1994. Very sensibly priced with.....
La restauration de cette Aston Martin a été effectuée par la carrosserie Lecoq dans les années 90, un dossier de photos et de factures de la restauration est fourni. Equipée d'un allumage électronique,.....
- Marque: Aston Martin
- Model: Virage Volante
- Engine: V8, 5.340 cm3, 303 pk
- First registration: 10 November 1992
- Odometer: 30.950 km
- Exterior colour: Aston Green Metallic