PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE
I found in an article about AMC/50/14
the answer to something that has been puzzling
for quite a long time.
Indeed, here are the three last DB1 chassis numbers and registration
OPD 51 moteur EN4/49/27
OPD 52 moteur
AMC/50/15 OPD 53
In 1950, Lord Chesham, chairman of
the RAC wanted to order one 2 litre Sports. He was answered production
had ceased but that if he ordered three, the works
would do an exception! He only found two friends and that was it...
I first see her in Classic &
Sportcars issue of September 1987 :
Then in Thoroughbred &
Classic Cars in September 1991 :
The car was sold by Brooks
auction on 30 April 1992 :
Sold in 2013 by Aston Workshop.
Here is the advert :
History then given :
First Registered 15th June 1950 to the Hon JCC Cavendish (later Lord
Initial Reg No OPD 53
The car was sold to HWM Motors in January 1957
1958 to 1960 P Palmer (Edgeware)
1968 to 1987 F Picknell
1987 to 1992 J.A. Tony Smith
Acquired by Aston Workshop July 2005
1951 Eight Clubs Silverstone (Cavendish) 3rd overall
Several photos were posted ; I have zipped them. Click on :
This photo shows well the handbrake on the right hand side.
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