Classics on Show 2019
Super Rare Aston Martin at this year's Show
SUPER RARE ASTON MARTIN FEATURED IN STOKESLEY’S CLASSICS ON SHOW 2019 PARADE
STYLISH COUPE FIRST OF ONLY SIX COMMISSIONED FOR ASTON MARTIN BOARD MEMBER
rare Aston Martin Coupe – the first of only six commissioned for Lancelot Prideaux-Brune, an Aston Martin board member, its main financier in the 1930s and a co-founder of the Aston Martin Owners’ Club, made a star appearance in the opening parade of June’s ‘Classics on Show’ vehicle meet in Stokesley.
he 1935 Aston Martin Mk.2 Drop Head Coupe is now owned by Paul Martin of East Yorkshire who made the journey to North Yorkshire to show his precious vehicle at The Showfield, Stokesley on Saturday, June 15.
“Lance Predaux-Brune owned the sole Aston Martin concessionaire in London, The Winter Garden Garages and he commissioned the Mk 2 Drop Head Coupe to be sold at his garage priced at £710 which in those days made it the most expensive model in the range,” explained Peter.
This was the first car I bought – I had drooled over it since I saw it. That was back in 1963 and I’ve put a lot of work into it, but it’s been a joy. They don’t make them like this anymore.”
Lance Prideaux-Brune’s design, the first drophead coupé by Aston Martin, was built on the long wheelbase (10') Mark II chassis and featured a long, low bonnet; three-position external folding hood; wind-up windows and semaphore indicators: the first time any of these had appeared on an Aston Martin.
“This car was bound to get some admiring looks as it made its way to Stokesley for Classics on Show,” said Chris Mayes, President, The Rotary Club of Stokesley which organises the annual event. “We were super excited to have it in the opening parade which was a real stunner - two Corvettes being included for the first time to mark the show debut of the Classic Corvette Club UK.”
The Classics on Show parade, was this year piped in by Phil Meadows of Eston a former member of the Teesside Pipe Band.
Classics on Show exhibitors enter the event free while visitors pay £6 each, or £14 for a family ticket. Funds raised go towards the five charities with a presence in Stokesley – the Teesside and Herriot hospices, Age UK, Cancer Research and Mind.
The 1935 Aston Martin Mk.2 Drop Head Coupe was commissioned for Lancelot Prideaux-Brune, an Aston Martin board member, its main financier in the 1930s and a co-founder of the Aston Martin Owners’ Club.
For more details: www.classicsonshow.co.uk
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