With more short chassis cars than tourers being produced in 1929, the efforts of the Aston Martin works were clearly going towards the sports end of the market. By the end of the year the ‘Standard Sports Model’ had developed into the ‘Four-seater "International" Sports Model’, more commonly known simply as the "International". It was quickly and widely regarded as one of the best light sports cars of the day. The name "International" was coined to cash in on the works’ racing efforts. The appearance of the cars at Brooklands race track and in rallies, sprints and hill climbs all around the country alongside the works team cars, increased the cars’ sporting reputation. The "International" was truly a sports car in the best tradition of the earlier Bamford and Martin cars. Now with twin 1⅛" carburetors it had dry sump lubrication as standard, which kept the temperature of the oil at least 10 degrees cooler than in the wet sump engines. It was fitted with relatively large fourteen inch diameter brakes operated by Perrot shafts at the front. The "International" was expensive but performance was good enough for the motoring press to praise the car highly. A significant amount of advertising was placed in the popular motoring press highlighting competition successes.
This particular car is complete and correct with bodywork and interior in good condition. The brakes have been upgraded to the later Le Mans cable operating method rather than the original Perot shafts, the rear axle has also been upgraded to a later crown wheel and pinion type. In need of engine work and some mechanical work, this car represents very good value. Reasonable offers will be considered, well worth viewing.
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