Ecurie Bertelli is the world’s foremost specialist in pre-1940 Aston Martins. We can help you with any aspect of purchase, sales, restoration, servicing and special projects or requirements. We have unrivalled knowledge of these cars and can also advise on entering your car into different events worldwide and make sure that it is in the peak of condition to maximise your enjoyment.
The Business was started by Nick Mason, Derrick Edwards and Judy Hogg in 1976. Known as Morntane Engineering it quickly established an International reputation for high quality restorations of exclusively vintage Bertelli Aston Martins.
Both Nick and Derrick raced their Aston Martin Ulsters with great success, raising the profile of Bertelli Astons on circuits all over Europe. Race and rally preparation became an important part of the business.
Andy Bell started at Morntane in 1977 and eventually bought the business as Ecurie Bertelli in 1992.
Ecurie Bertelli continues to be exclusively connected with vintage Aston Martins, providing high quality spare parts, race and rally preparation, restoration and sales of this important British marque.
Ecurie Bertelli has expertise in restoring early Bamford & Martin cars, the 'Bertelli' series of 1½ cars right through to the Bertelli/Sutherland 2 litre cars.
Our premises are of high quality with most of the equipment and skills on site to complete most work in house.
The Last Ulster
The Ulster was the pinnacle of the pre-war sporting Aston-Martin. The 21 Ulsters built were based on the 1934 Team Cars which had finished 3rd, 6th and 7th in the Ulster TT race. These Team Cars were themselves based on the MK II chassis, but with race derived improvements such as a stepped head to give more compression and performance, securing every chassis nut and bolt with a split pin and painting reflective surfaces on the dashboard and radiator shell to reduce glare, a serious problem when flat out in the early hours at Le Mans! Ulsters and Team Cars went on to do very well in endurance racing, with LM20 finishing 3rd overall at Le Mans in 1935 capping off their many successes. The last Ulster built lead an active early life with 5 races at Brooklands between 1936 and 1938, an appearance at Donnington in 1937 and an attempt at the Scottish Rally in 1936 as well as some more minor events pre-war. Post war, there is solid club racing and concours history. In 1982, I5/591/U was re-built by Morntane Engineering (Now Ecurie Bertelli) with an exact copy of the two seat version of the Ulster body. A frequent participant in the modern Mille Miglia with no fewer than 10 appearances! This is a car that will be welcomed to any important event around the world. Well known to us and in very good condition, for more details please contact Andy Bell or Robert Blakemore.