1938 Aston Martin 15/98

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Following on from the highly successful 1 ½ litre cars, Aston-Martin changed to producing 2 litre cars in 1936. The 15/98 model was designed as a collaboration between Aston-Martins long serving designer Claude Hill and R G Sutherland. The 15/98 is a four cylinder, single overhead camshaft design as per the 1 ½ litre cars but with the flow of the head reversed and with wet sump lubrication. A Moss gearbox was bought in for this model along with Girling rod brakes. The overall design of the chassis and particularly the front suspension gives this car exceptionally good handling and very smooth ride qualities. The 15/98 is an extremely comfortable and swift car over long distances.

This particular car is presented in a nice and largely original condition with only minor changes from when it left the factory. Ecurie Bertelli built a new engine for this car around a new cylinder block with steel crank and rods in August 2016 and the car has covered few miles since, just running the engine in! This car has been looked after by Ecurie Bertelli for a number of years and we have steadily worked through improving the suspension, brakes wiring and most mechanical aspects of the car so it is in excellent mechanical condition and therefore is ready to use and enjoy! To be sold with a good history file.
Available to test from our showroom. Please contact Robert on 01234 240024 or by email for further details