Sports/su­per Sports 1920-1925 First Se­ries/in­ter­na­tional 1927-1932

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Although the first ‘As­ton Martin’ had been cre­ated in 1915, the Great War meant pro­duc­tion didn’t ac­tu­ally start un­til 1920. And be­cause the early years were all about mo­tor­sport, it wasn’t un­til 1923 that cars went on sale to the gen­eral pub­lic. The Sports was ad­vanced for its time, with four-wheel brakes and a fully float­ing rear axle, and in Su­per Sports form it got a twin-cam, 16-valve four with a lusty 55bhp. Busi­ness was tough, though, and af­ter around 60 cars had been sold, the com­pany went into re­ceiver­ship in 1925.

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TION En­gine 1.5-litre in-line 4 Power 55bhp Torque n/a 0-60mph n/a Top speed 90mph

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