Aston Martin 2-Litre 2/4-Seater Sports 1937

| August 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Aston_Martin_2-Litre_2_4-Seater_Sports_1937Aston Martin started building cars in 1913. The first one built by the founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. After the war period, they constructed various models and designs and by 1934 to 1936, a new model was being produced and was eventually launched on 1937, an Aston Martin 2-Litre model. At first, when it was decided that the production of this new model be reduced from 100 to 50, a proposal for a revised model was introduced by Gordon Sutherland. This proposal was made in order to utilize the production capacity. The redesigned model was then approved and production took place. From its 9.8” wheelbase, an 8.6” wheelbase was instead used. This change made the car achieve a sportier look compared to their older models but not the bordering the boundaries to be an all-out sports car type of car which earned the interest of the buyers. This change also lowered the expenses in production. The car was nicknamed 15/98 when it was first introduced to the market. Nowadays, this model is considered a classic and a very valuable property as only 45 of these were built.

Photo by Lars-Göran Lindgren Sweden

The following are the basic specifications and features of the Aston Martin 2-Litre 1937 model:
• The car has four seats, two doors and has a long wheelbase open model.
• It has a 1949cc four-cylinder engine with a 98 bhp.
• The top speed that can be achieved is said to be 85mph.
• The car has four-wheel drum brakes which are hydraulically operated.

This model is said to have enjoyed its popularity. The sporty body of the car piqued the clients’ interest because of the speed, sophistication and comfort it offers.

At present, at least 40 units of this car model are said to still exist. While some of the owners opted to manage and maintain the original parts of the car, some had it refurnished and upgraded infusing shock absorbers and replacing the former chassis.

Category: English, Vintage

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