Author Topic: 1922 Aston Martin 'Green 'Pea 1933 1.5Litre Grand Prix Voiturette No.15  (Read 213 times)

SteveP

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This is my 'inspiration car'.
I've been reserching it and it still exists, but I haven't found out where it may be shown or competed in te near future.
I've found a good number of reference photos and also have been lucky enough to get a 1/43rd scale diecast kit of it
which will be an excellent reference. This will be my pre-build.
The cyclekart won't obviously be a 2-seater like the original, but it looks to me (as a rookie) to be a worthy subject.
I'd appreciate comments/guidance on suitablity (or otherwise) please from all you experienced guys.

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SteveP

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PS - ignore the '1933'

Seven racer

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I think it's still owned by Neil Murray, who was registrar of the Aston Martin register at one time, and is raced by his son I think. If you needed to find it or them the Aston Owners Club should be able to link you up.
Not sure what it's current state is, but when he first bought it the tail had been shortened by about 18", though I think he has had it rebuilt,  so some of your reference photos may appear to be giving you conflicting sizes.

Not experienced in these things yet, but from my deliberations of trying to get all the bits to fit, there does seem a suitably sized bit of room between the seat and the rear axle, something I'm fighting with at the moment! After that it all starts to get a bit difficult with the tapering of the tail. -  Looking forward to the build.

Peter

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PS not sure if you have a drawing, but this might be close, it's a 1921.

Chris L

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That's a Fine lookin Inspiration car Steve. Well done .

Chris L

SteveP

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Thanks Peter - great and useful drawing - where did you find that?
Apparently No.8 and No.15 swapped number plates later, after the picture I attached was taken of them both together.

Seven racer

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There are few on the internet if you Google Aston Martin blueprint, I think the one I showed was here:-
https://getoutlines.com/blueprints/178/1921-aston-martin-standard-sports-5gp-cabriolet-blueprints