Ulster Production Cars
Ulster Production Cars

Ulster Production Cars

(Third Series 1½ litre 2 and 2/4 seater) (1934 - 1935)

After the success of the Team Cars in the 1934 Ulster TT, Aston Martin made replicas available for the public to buy. With a lightweight two seater body and with the engine tuned to produce 85 bhp, they were guaranteed to reach 100 mph. The low, sleek, narrow body was fitted with a boat shaped tail to house the spare tyre. All this for just £750 - which was actually a large amount of money in 1934, especially for a car with only a 1.5 litre engine. 21 Ulsters were built in total and it is believed that every single car is still in existence.

 

Ulster Production Cars

This famous car was privately owned and raced by Prince Bira of Siam. These shots clearly show the chromed suspension arms and radiator much favoured by the Prince. In 1996, this car, or more correctly, the parts which eventually became this car, were sold at auction for £90,000, and after many months of painstaking restoration, this fine Ulster returned to the race track.

This is fabulously original customer Ulster. I believe that this car has been in the hands of the same family for many years. It also has a wonderfully rich racing history fully detailed in the AMOC register. The register is only available to members of the AMOC and is one best benefits of membership.

The above car was a rare sight at the 2013 AMOC Spring concours at Greenwich Royal Naval Collage.