Aston-Martin Short Chassis MKII
Chassis Number E4/443/S
Original Registration Number BXO 401
Offered for sale through Ecurie Bertelli is a fantastic example of a short chassis MKII. This car has been in the same enthusiastic family ownership from 1967 and has continuous history from new. Wonderful handling, brakes and performance is the hallmark of this model and this example lives up to every aspect of this.
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.
According to available records, chassis E4/443/S was first owned by Sir W.E. Carr and raced by him in the LCC Relay Race at Brooklands in 1936. At this time the car was supercharged, the remnants of this conversion can still be seen in the bonnet. A larger oil pump was fitted and an Ulster back axle ratio was fitted.
This car remains a very original example of this great British sports car and comes with an extensive history file. To view the car or for more information, please contact Robert Blakemore.
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