Aston Martin Series-2 Le Mans 2 and 2/4 seater




Models Aston Martin Series-2 Le Mans 2 and 2/4 seater

Aston Martin Series-2 Le Mans 2 and 2/4 seater

Year of production 1932 - 1933

Model: Series-2 (1932 - 1933)

Wikipedia (Series-2): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_Le_Mans

(Second Series, 1½ litre, 2 and 2/4 seater) (1932 - 1933)

Only a dozen or so of the 'New' International were built until the Le Mans model was introduced in October 1932 to celebrate the success on the marque in the great race. It was available with both 2 and 2/4 seater coachwork and was a true production car unlike the rare Le Mans teamcar 'replica' of 1931. The Le Mans had a much lower radiator line than the International together with a more powerful 70 bhp engine.

The below (blue) wonderful car (Le Mans 2/4 seater) was purchased new by the World Land Speed record holder, Sir Malcolm Campbell. It this perhaps the same shade of blue as his ‘Bluebirds’? History books describe something of an on / off relationship between Sir Malcolm and Aston Martin. At one time, he had a drive all fixed in a works car only to swap to a Mercedes before the race. Also he was critical of some of the cars that he tested for magazines and even described the Le Mans as ‘slow’. Of course, everything is slow in relation to the fastest car in the world.

The Le Mans was incredibly successful with in excess of 100 examples built. It was good looking with it’s low bonnet line (bodies by E. Bertelli Ltd. of course), plus the roof now folded inside the body. As it had become something of an Aston Martin ‘trade mark’, the cars were all fitted with cycle wings which turn with the front wheels.

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