Chassis n ° E5 / 574L
Engine no. E5 / 574L
- Just three owners in almost 50 years
- History largely known and documented
- Rare pre-war model from this prestigious brand
This Aston Martin, known as Mark II, had a small production run of 165 units made between 1934 and 1935. In order to provide more comfort to the rear passengers, a longer wheelbase version was developed in addition to the standard version. Only 45 of these Tourer versions were produced featuring 4 seats, making it a very rare car. The last evolution of the series of 1 ½ Liters, it had many technical improvements, making the car a very high performance machine. The car on offer, a model from 1935, was registered on 10 March 1936 and delivered to the Winter Garden Garage dealership. Its first owner was a Mr. Eills, an English aircraft pilot, as we can see in the period documents. This car, which has been known to AMOC for a long time, remained in the hands of Christopher Sawday for almost 40 years, until 2009. He researched its history and proceeded with its comprehensive restoration in the 1980s, and subsequently participated in numerous events. It was sold in 2009 before its current owner bought it in 2014. Benefiting from regular care since, in compliance with its original specifications, the car is in a good condition with a very nice patina and drives well, as we made out in a test drive. It also has its tonneau cover and its top, plus two side-screens. This is a great opportunity to own a pre-war Aston Martin, flagship of the English automotive world, beautiful, rare and impressive for its performance capabilities.