Effective and robust, this model is named Ulster in reference to the very good participation of three cars of the brand at the Ulster Tourist Trophy in 1934. Within two years 31 Ulster cars are built by Aston Martin including 10 team cars entrusted to the official drivers of the factory.
In 1935 all efforts are focused on Le Mans where no less than seven Aston Martin are entered. One of them finished 10th in the race and 5th in her class, and no longer appeared in competition until the following year. Having retained its original chassis and engine as well as its registration number CML 719 from 1935, it is estimated € 1,6M for sale by Bonhams in Paris on February 9, lot 339.
Also prepared for Le Mans in 1935, CML 721 is one of only four Ulster equipped in a specific LM (Le Mans) configuration which are considered as the culmination of the Aston Martin cars of the 1930s. Also kept in matching numbers, it was sold for £ 2.9M including premium by Bonhams on June 26, 2015.
This experience for the prestige did not clear the financial problems of the brand which will refocus from the following year on the production of its road models.
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SOLD for € 2M including premium