Vehicle Registration UG 8090
Chassis Number G3/297/L
Engine Number A3/226
Body Colour Midnight Blue
Trim Colour Burgundy
MOT Expiry Exempt
Estimate £90000 - 110000*
- Recently repainted in dark blue and retrimmed with burgundy leather
- Delivered new as a saloon, it is understood to have worn touring coachwork since the 1960s
- Competed in the 1938 Scottish Rally, detailed history file
One of very few examples produced on the long-wheelbase Standard chassis, 'G3/297/L' was originally bodied as a saloon and finished in black / maroon with black leather. The accompanying chassis card shows the first owner as one E C Peacock Esq of Castleford. Two further owners are listed, the most recent being W G Paddon (1946), while the AMOC Register records the car as participating in the 1938 International Scottish Rally driven by Christopher Angell. Angell modified the car with 'helmet' front wings and twin outside exhaust pipes, and repainted it white.
An old-style continuation logbook lists Roy French as owner in 1968, followed by Richard Loveys, from 1971. By then it had been re-bodied as a tourer, as evidenced by reference to a 1967 advertisement in accompanying correspondence. Some restoration work had been done by Roy French, including the interior; nevertheless, it was decided to strip the car down to the chassis and rebuild it. Various specialists, principally Morntane Engineering, carried out the works, which were completed in 1979. The car was now painted white with green interior, re-trimmed later in tan leather.
Richard and Sandra Loveys used the car extensively over the next 35 years, as recorded in its lengthy entry in the AMOC Register. As well as AMOC events, the Aston took part in the two-day Norwich Union Classic Run on numerous occasions, and in 2005 formed part of the St George's Day parade at Windsor in front of HM The Queen. The Loveys' last entry is for the year 2013 when the car attended no fewer than seven events.
In 2016 the car was repainted in dark blue and trimmed with burgundy leather. A new hood, tonneau and sidescreens were also fitted. Offered with detailed history file and Swansea V5C.
* All hammer prices are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)
Auction Date 15th November - Other entries include:
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