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“Post Production Nose” – Aston Martin 15/98

After the Aston Martin’s commercial and on track success with the 1 1/2 litre International, Le Mans and Ulster models the company launched new models, in 1936, that featuring 2 litre / 122 cui motors known as 15/98’s denoting the RAC taxable 15 hp rating and the actual 98 hp rating.

Dubsky, Aston Martin, 15-98, VSCC, Castle, Combe

The 15/98 was built with long wheel base (LWB) chassis with Sedan or Coupé bodies by E Bertelli Ltd and short wheel base (SWB) Speed Models with roadster bodies mostly by Abbey Coachworks in London.

Dubsky, Aston Martin, 15-98, VSCC, Castle, Combe

Today’s featured car, seen at Castle Combe with Austrian owner Peter Dubsky at the wheel is a 1937 SWB roadster with what appears to be a post production nose reminiscent of that seen on the unraced 1939 Aston Martin 2 litre Speed Model Monoposto which was built to set records at Brooklands.

My thanks to Alam Cox at The Nostalgia Forum who’s evidence suggests that today’s featured car has no “in period” competition history.

Thanking you for joining me on this “Post Production Nose” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”, I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !