International
International

International

(First Series 1½ litre, 2 seater, 3 seater, 2/4 seater, saloon, tourer) - (1929 - 1931) The International was a new model introduced at the 1929 London Motor Show and was based on the 1928 Team cars, the first in the LM series. It featured an underslung chassis to give the car a low and sporty look for the day and a dry-sump version of the 1½ engine. The cycle wings, which were attached to the brake backing plates, turned with the steering wheels.
International

Above is the famous 1929 International was initially owned by A.C. Bertelli but became the first Aston Martin owned and raced Morris ‘Mort’ Goodall, the founder of the AMOC. It features very rare and attractive 3 seater coachwork.

Other examples of 2/4 seater Internationals are in the gallery,  photographed at the 2001 AMOC Spring Concours at Waddesdon Manor.

The above car, S37 was probably built as a 2/4 seater but following a rebuild, it was spotted in 2020 with rather nice 2 seater coachwork. The car jointly won the Aston Martin prize at the 2020 Hampton Court Concours of Elegance.

The long chassis cars are more scarce since the enthusiasts of the day opted for the more sporting 2/4 seaters. In the gallery is an example of a tourer that participated in the 1999 Le Mans Parade des Pilots.