Antique Aston

The 1938 Aston Martin 15/98 Short-Chassis represents the ultimate development of the marque before the war

By the mid-1930s, Aston Martin was one of the most admired British sporting makes. Solidly engineered, low-built,1.5-liter sports-racers took the team prize in the 1934 Tourist Trophy race in Ulster, followed by an impressive third in the 1935 Le Mans 24 hours.

chassis suitable for four-passenger coachwork. In all, 176 2-liter cars were produced, of which 50 were 2/4 seater open cars (25 Abbott drop-head coupes and 25 Abbey long-chassis tourers). There were also 50 saloons and 76 desirable Speed Models, of which perhaps 40 survive.

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