24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)

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Lot 83Ω
The Spa 24 Hours Winning
London Motor Show

1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR

Sold for US$ 781,000 inc. premium
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show
1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR

Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1)
Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)
UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)

1,970cc Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
90bhp at 4,750rpm
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes


*The first postwar Aston Martin and Work Team Car built under David Brown
*Prototype and Show Car displayed at the 1948 London Motor show
*First-ever Aston in the DB model evolution with the three piece grill and integrated headlamps
*First owner David Brown Jr.
*Historically important cornerstone of the Aston Martin legend



THE "2-LITRE SPORTS" ASTON MARTIN

After the war Claude Hill started to design a new car, but more capital was needed before a new model could be put into production. When David Brown acquired Aston Martin in February 1947, he needed to build a new model to re-start the production and company again. At about the same time the Lagonda company also joined the David Brown Tractor Group. With financial support thus secured design work proceeded.

The first model of the David Brown era traced its roots to the development work of engineer Claude Hill, who had designed a powerful inline four-cylinder motor that was in prototype form by 1944. During World War II, Hill also built the Atom, a one-off sports saloon with advanced chassis characteristics like independent front suspension.

The new model was called "2-Litre Sports" (later referred as DB1 after the DB2 had been introduced) and advertised in The Autocar on 28th November 1947.

After extensive testing in 1948, including road work using an almost bare chassis (probably AMC/48/1) it was decided to give the chassis and engine the ultimate test by entering the 1948 Spa 24 hour Race. With little time available, a special body was built to complete the first post-war Aston Martin and Works Team Car (LMA/48/1). Its brilliant outright win boded well for the new "2-Litre Sports" production car, which was announced at the London Motor Show later that year and offered for sale at £2,331.

The Spa winning Works Team Car was re-bodied, named "Spa Model" (later referred as "Spa Replica") and displayed on the stand shared by Aston Martin and Lagonda, but there was insufficient interest to warrant a production run.

The "2-Litre Sports" was built in a small production run of 14 cars (AMC/48/1 - AMC/50/15) from 1948 until 1950. Nearly all of them (except one saloon AMC/49/8) were clothed in handsome drophead coupe coachwork designed by Frank Feeley.

The "2-Litre Sports" model proved to be merely a passing introduction to David Brown's plans, as the owner opted for the W.O. Bentley–designed inline 6-cylinder motor and completely fresh body styling for his 1950 follow-up model, the DB2.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) is a fascinating and important example, being the actual 1948 Spa-winning Works Team Car that was re-bodied as the "Spa Model" for the London Motor Show, and the very first Aston Martin produced during the David Brown era.

The 2-Litre Aston Martin was originally tested as a 1948 development chassis (numbered most likely AMC/48/1) as described in the May 12, 1948 issue of The Motor. Many thousands of miles were covered by Jock Horsfall, and Claude Hill, the designer, on road test.

Those two connoisseurs of road-holding immediately insisted that so fine a chassis was too good to "waste" on touring alone, and so put the matter up to David Brown. "What makes you think it would be any good entering for Spa?" asked Mr. Brown. "Well," said Horsfall, "the car has just the qualities needed for a long-distance sports-car race; it seems virtually unbreakable, and if Dixon is impressed with the way a car corners, that is about as high as praise can go .... "

David Brown agreed to build a 2-Litre Works Team Car and enter it the 24 Hours of Spa. It was now Hill's turn, and he put the designer's point of view by saying that the racing car should be regarded as a prototype and part of the development programme.

Referred to as the "Nine Weeks Wonder" (as described in Motor 16th March 1949), the Works Team Car with chassis no. LMA/48/1 and equipped with engine no. SPA/48/1 was completed in just nine weeks and registered THX 259.

It entered the 24 Hours of Spa with race number 54 on 10th July 1948. MI5 agent and Aston Martin Works Driver St. John (Jock) Horsfall, famed for his wartime contributions to Operation Mincemeat (the British misinformation counterintelligence campaign against Nazi Germany), was entered to co-drive with Leslie Johnson, and the pair managed to win the race outright against some of the day's most dominant Talbot-Lagos, averaging 72.07 mph, with Claude Hill, himself, working the pits. Louis Klemantaski, the doyen of motor racing photographers documented the Works Team Car's success at Spa with many photos.

It was a the time Great Britain's biggest win since the war; the story of an untried car that averaged 72.07 m.p.h. on its very first drive of all and won the 24 Hours of Spa, premier International sports-car race of the year. In building a winner almost "from scratch" in only nine weeks, the Aston Martin team performed one of the great feats in sports-car history. It was great news for Aston Martin new start.

Jock Horsfall late drove the Works Team Car at the opening of the Shelsly Walsh hill climb with a "celebration run" on 25th September 1948.

It was decided to show the Works Team Car at the first postwar 1948 London Motor Show. Since the London Motor Show regulations did not allow race cars on display, it was re-bodied and Aston Martin re-numbered the chassis to SPA/48/8 and the engine to SPA4/48/8. The nearly finished re-bodied car was tested by the Aston Martin works drivers Charles Brackenbury and Lance Macklin in Silverstone in October 1948. It was called the "Spa Model" as per official price list and later referred as the "Spa Replica". It was painted poly grey and offered for sale at £3,109 on the Aston Martin stand 138 of the London Motor Show. Despite its excellent press comments, it did not find a buyer.

After the motor show and according to the factory build sheet, the "2-Litre Spa" was assumed by David Brown's son, David Brown, Jr., who experienced a minor accident in 1950. Following repairs at the factory, the Works Team Car attended the St. John Horsfall meeting at Silverstone, as again chronicled in The Motor. Then sold by Ackland & Tabor to J. Poingdestre of Jersey Island in the Channel Islands, the roadster was campaigned locally in hill climbs and sprints over the next two years.

After Jock Horsfall's fatal race car accident in 1949, Dudley Coram from the AMOC came up with the idea to use the 1948 Spa winning Works Team Car as a scale model for the St. John Horsfall Memorial Trophy. It was executed by Rex Hayes and it took him 12 months to complete the trophy for its first presentation in 1950. Since then it is presented every year to the winner of The St John Horsfall Trophy race.

Domiciled for several years, SPA/48/8 was purchased in 1968 by Barrie H. Jones of Jersey, and completely rebuilt. Within the next few years, the Aston was sold to Jean Thuysbaert of Nice, France, before passing to the Dutch National Motor Museum in May 1972, where it remained for decades. Displayed there for many years, the car received FIVA certification in 2001 and was entered on the museum's behalf for the 2002 Mille Miglia Storico.

In June 2004 the one-off Aston Martin was acquired by Bill Cakebread of the United Kingdom, who completely restored the car to a high degree of originality, re-registering the car with its original number plate "THX 259". By late 2005 cosmetic considerations had been completed (including a bare-metal re-spray and reupholstering of the interior), and a mechanical rebuild of the engine, drivetrain, and chassis was finished in March 2006. The beautifully restored 2-Litre works car soon made regular appearances at Aston Martin Owner's Club events at Silverstone and Brooklands, including three demonstration laps at the St. John Horsfall race in June 2007.

In 2012 this rare and significant Aston was purchased by the consignor, a London-based enthusiast who has actively bolstered the car's documentation to fully illuminate its incredible history. Featuring numerous period articles, letters of correspondence from prior owners, factory build sheets, and references in AMOC publications, the history file is one of the most thoroughly researched compendiums of documentation that has ever accompanied a premium collector car. This wealth of information soon contributed to the procurement of a new FIVA passport, and the Aston was accepted and presented at the 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, often considered the most world's most prestigious judged car exhibition being part of five important Aston Martins representing the company's centenary celebration.

Still displaying the outstanding mechanical and cosmetic quality of its recent restoration and upgrades, SPA/48/8 is an extremely rare and historically important cornerstone of the legendary Aston Martin postwar production run. As the winner of the 1948 Spa 24 Hours and the company's 1948 London Motor Show car, the one-of-a-kind 2-Litre is literally the first automobile built under David Brown's leadership. This incredibly documented veteran of the world's most esteemed concours d'elegance should be welcomed at most events, from AMOC gatherings to concours like Amelia Island and Pebble Beach. Its singular position in the chassis sequence, richly documented history, Spa-winning pedigree, and restoration quality make it one of the most important Aston Martin motorcars to become available in many years.

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24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
24 Hours of SPA Winning and London Motor Show,1948 ASTON MARTIN 2-LITRE WORKS TEAM CAR  Chassis no. SPA/48/8 (previously LMA/48/1) Engine no. SPA4/48/8 (previously SPA/48/1)UK Registration no. THX 259 (on retention)
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