Aston-Martin A3/228/L left the Feltham factory in 1933 as a 12/50 Standard Saloon and was sold new to the Cadbury family who were frequent buyers of Aston-Martin’s cars. In the 1960s this car was found by Godfrey Sparks in a very poor state. Like many 12/50s it was restored by him to the specification of a short chassis Le Mans. His attention to detail even extended to copying the different lengths of the louvres on top of the bonnet".
This car had a major overhaul in 2003 with a completely re-built engine around a new cylinder block and cylinder head. Following this it spent several years in Scandinavia being enjoyed on numerous events. Since returning to the UK in 2015, it has been carefully maintained by Ecurie Bertelli, competed in the RAC 1000 Mile Trial and won its class in the 2018 AMOC Autumn concours.
This car is fitted with the slightly later MKII style windscreen which gives the option of aero screens and fold flat windscreen or full windscreen with side deflectors. A very nice hood, half tonneau and full tonneau arrangement complement the windscreen allowing sensible all-weather use.
The car has a rally trip meter, fire extinguisher, map light, light weight ‘Ulster’ type wings, uprated exhaust system, conversion from magneto to coil and distributor, alternator, indicators, lap seatbelts and electric fan The result is a car that is extremely useable car and fully equipped for rallying, touring or trips to the pub. The original Laycock gearbox, still in the car, is noticeably quieter than the Aston-Martin straight cut unit further enhancing the long-distance appeal of this great car.
Currently in our showrooms and available for viewing and testing when safe and legal to do so, please get in touch with us if you require more details.
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