The Aston Martin Le Mans was a two or four seat sports car made by Aston
Martin between 1932 and 1934.
Aston Martin's single-overhead-cam engine with a Bore/Stroke of 69.3 mm
x 99 mm, had first been seen in the 1927 models, was highly efficient
and now had an output of 70 brake horsepower (52 kW) at 4750 rpm from
1.5 litres, an outstanding development by early 1930s standards. Twin
Horizontal SU carburettors were fitted. The aluminium body was mounted
on a separate steel chassis which had beam axles front and rear with
semi-elliptic leaf springs. 4-Wheel drum brakes, mechanically operated
at the rear, and by cable at the front were used.
During 1932 the Aston Martin International Le Mans had slowly sold at
£650; the 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans model retailed at £595, thereby
increasing the chance of the car selling faster.
Aston Martin, encouraged by the car's reception, began to offer
alternative wheelbase lengths: 102 inches/2591 mm or 120 inches/3048 mm
and a choice of open two-seater or four-seater bodywork. The cars were
long, low and immediately recognisable by their unique radiator style
and had great character making all the appropriate mechanical noises
that characterised Aston Martin. Aston Martin made the cars exclusive;
between 1932 and 1933, only 130 were produced.
This resin model is built from an unidentified kit. It was completed and
finished by Tony Smith of Bournemouth, we acquired it in July 2018