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.