Aston Martin Project DP215

Aston Martin Project DP215

My late uncle did some fettling on this car in the 1970's in his garage on the Isle of Wight. Here he is in some family snaps i found in an old envelope when clearing out some stuff - doubt whether these photos have ever been seen before.

The owner of the car then - bought it without an engine for scrap value! - no less than Phil Hill drove this car at Le Mans - and this car in practice reached 319.6 km/h (198.6 mph) and Ted Cutting, the Aston Martin designer, is certain that DP215 had, in fact, exceeded 200 mph (320 km/h), since the timing was recorded before the cars had reached their maximum speed or the braking area.

Details on the car below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_DP215