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Little Classics News: 17 May 2015

Rare Vintage Aston Martin Tourer to go up for Sale

1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer

A rare example of Aston Martin’s first ever luxury four seat touring car is to be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale, taking place at Silverstone on Saturday 23rd May.

The car, a 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer, was built on the 31st of May 1937 and eventually registered on the 25th of March 1939. This captivating car was first sold for the minimal price of just £575! Now almost 80 years old, the car is estimated to sell for between £160,000 and £190,000 when it goes under the hammer at Silverstone circuit.

1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer grill

One of just 24 Abbey bodied long chassis tourers, KMG 202 spent more than 40 years off the road, kept in dry storage by the same family from 1970 until 2011 when it was purchased as a ‘barnfind’ by the current owner. Subsequently, a no expense spared ground up restoration was undertaken by the highly respected pre-war Aston specialist Andy Bell from Ecurie Bertelli Ltd. Following its renovation, KMG 202 went on to achieve first place in the AMOC Concours D' Etat for pre-war cars at Broughton Castle in October 2013.

As well as looking amazing, the car drives extremely well with all pressures and temperatures as they should be and has covered just 1500 miles since restoration.

1937 Aston Martin 15/98 2L Long Chassis Tourer rear

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions looks forward to the sale: “We are delighted to be offering more best of breed classics such as this rare Aston Martin. I have no doubt that the catalogue for our May Sale is one of our best ever, with a fantastic range of cars from this pre-war grand tourer right up to modern day supercars on offer.”

To find out more about the car visit: www.silverstoneauctions.com



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