Presented in original and glorious Dubonnet Rosso, our car presents very pleasingly with just enough patina to tell a story. Too often restored cars can overstep the original brief and lose their soul. Not true here.
Our car was the subject of extensive restorative work in the mid-1990s by noted Aston Martin restorer, Vic Bass, of London. From the mid-1980s to 2013 Vic was entrusted to restore and refresh 2813/R, the result of his and some specialist labours still being very evident today.
These works included to strip and finish the floorpans and chassis, to strip and rebuild the front and rear suspension and axle, refit petrol and brake lines, refit exhaust, to make new inner wing panels and fit, and to present to Spray-Tec of Northampton for a full repaint in September of 1992. All this is receipted, and there’s plenty more besides.
In the same period, the current engine and the then automatic gearbox were also overhauled, although, since this time, in December 2014, the far superior Tremec five-speed manual gearbox has been fitted at a cost of some £10,000, transforming the drivability of this car no end and proving why this has become a common and appreciated upgrade.
The accompanying BMIHT certificate confirms Dubonnet as original colour, with natural trim to the interior as it still sports today, with optional extras of chrome roadwheels, heated rear window, three-ear hub caps, powered aerial, LSD, and Avon turbospeed GT tyres.
First sold on 8th February 1967 via HR Owen of Romford, our Aston Martin has had just five keepers from new, the latest since 2013. The subject of regular maintenance yet used only sparingly in current ownership, 2813/R has very recent MOT to April 2019 (with no advisories) and is offered at a very competitive price in today’s market with nothing to do for the immediate future but to enjoy…
|Engine Number:||400/2478 (Originally 400/2856)|
|Number of cylinders:||6|
|Year of Manufacture:||1967|