1934 Aston Martin

1.5 Liter Short ChaSSis

Red with Black leather interior and Black hood, Original weather equipment, Original tools, 1 of only 61 Mk II 2/4s manufactured, Extensive Ownership History and Documentation, Older restored, Eligible for Numerous Concours, Tours as well as the famed Mille Miglia Retrospective.

In 1929, Aston Martin introduced the International model, powered by the same Bertelli 1 1/2-litre engine, but featuring a much lower chassis based on two Works Team cars that raced at Le Mans. Mr. Bertelli strongly believed that competition improved the breed. The Mk II, introduced in 1934, ushered in a new, considerably stronger reinforced ladder type chassis and powerful Alfin drum brakes in comparison to earlier models. A redesigned 73 bhp 1 1/2-litre engine provided smooth power through a counterbalanced crankshaft and revised timing gears. Between 1934 and 1935, Aston Martin built 166 Mk IIs, which were available in a long or short chassis and four attractive Bertelli bodies.

This 1.5 liter Mk II was delivered new in May 1934 to Miss M.C. Smith of Keighley, Yorkshire, UK. It was acquired by R.G. DeQuincey of Oxford, UK, in March 1936. After being held by several owners in the UK, it was purchased and imported into the US in 1956 by Whitney H. Gordon, a professor at Purdue University in Indiana. After being enjoyed by additional owners, it was purchased by Christopher Salyer in 1988 and remained with his family in Oklahoma for more than 25 years. During this time it was featured in concours, AMOC events, Road Tours and several publications.

Recently serviced, this wonderful example is 1 of only 61 short chassis 2/4 seaters produced and stands among the finest of the acclaimed Bertelli cars. It is excellent in every way and comes with extremely well-documented ownership history dating back to its original owner, including invoices and correspondence. This Aston Martin presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a rare and beautiful prewar Bertelli designed Aston and one that is eligible for some the finest events in the world.

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