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  • 1937 ASTON MARTIN 15/98 SHORT-CHASSIS DROPHEAD COUPE BY E.D. ABBOTT

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    --Maroon with Black leather interior, Black carpeting, Tan convertible top, 4-speed manual gearbox. In the 1930s, Aston Martin’s signature 1.5-liter endurance sports racers continually evolved and gained great success, taking the team prize in the 1934 Tourist Trophy race in Ulster and finishing in an impressive 3rd place at the 1935 24 Hours of Le Mans. From this success, Aston Martin looked to broaden its customer base and develop a more versatile offering for the company’s next generation of cars. Initially launched in 1936 as a four-seat tourer, Aston Martin prepared a shorter 15/98 short chassis. Some of these were fitted with occasional back seats and others were strictly 2-seat roadsters. For the first time, Aston Martin focused on the comfort of the passengers. With the 15/98, Aston Martin increased engine displacement to two liters, which provided increased torque for a relaxed motoring experience. The four-cylinder, single overhead-camshaft wet sump engine developed 98BHP, featured a four-speed Moss synchromesh gearbox and Girling rod mechanical drum brakes. Only 25 of the drophead coupes were built and all were bodied by E.D. Abbott of Farnham, in a style then known as a

    • Year: 1937
    • Mileage: 2017 mi
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