Long Chassis MK II Chassis K4/511/L
This is an outstanding example of a long chassis MKII. Fewer than 80 of these cars were made and a number have been lost over the years or had their chassis shortened. This car has been in the same enthusiastic ownership since the 1970s, over half its life! Ecurie Bertelli carried out a full restoration including engine re-build and the car has been used regularly but carefully ever since, therefore it is in wonderful and correct condition. The car drives beautifully with very good brakes, handling and performance which is very close to that of a short chassis car. For anyone wanting to tour or compete in rally events, this is a fantastic option. Rally events would be highly enjoyable in this versatile car with plenty of luggage space and very good performance, you can cover good distances in comfort with plenty of luggage. In the current condition, this car should be equally capable of winning concours events. Viewing is highly recommended.
Introduced in 1934, the Mark II was Aston-Martin’s replacement for the Le Mans model. It sported a new stronger chassis and an improved engine with counter-balanced crankshaft. Originally available in either short or long wheelbase versions, the shorter version is mechanically virtually identical to the famous Ulster racing car, one of which came 3rd overall at the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1935. A number of MK II cars competed in period and the competition lineage can be clearly seen in the MK II making it an extremely capable and fast car, suitable for rally, touring and even racing events. The long chassis version only differs from the short by the length of a foot well for the rear seats thus turning them into very usable cars for 4 people. The body style is a development of the long chassis Le Mans cars which were the last of that type to be made and as was often the case with Aston-Martin, were built partly as development cars with an eye very definitely on the new model, the MKII.
Available to view and test at the Ecurie Bertelli purpose-built showroom and restoration facility. Please contact Andy Bell or Robert Blakemore for more details.
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