1930 Aston Martin 1.5 Litre

International

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1930
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: GW 3860 Chassis Number: LO/92
Designed by Augustus Bertelli, the Aston Martin International was first shown to the public at the 1928 Motor Show where it attracted much attention; a contemporary road test showed a top speed of 81mph, but it is thought that 90mph was a more realistic figure depending on the back-axle ratio. It is seldom realised these days how small the output of this little factory was - for example in 1930 (which was a relatively good year) only 64 cars were built. In 1932 only 25 cars were made for sale to the public, but Bertelli and Driscoll won the Biennial Cup at Le Mans, followed by many competition successes before the International was replaced by the Le Mans and Ulster models between 1933 and 1936. Many private owners entered for all kinds of competitions and team drivers included Sammy Davis, Eddie Ha