2-litre Speed/type C 1936-1940
SPECIFICATION Engine 1949cc, in-line 4 Power 110bhp Torque n/a 0-60mph n/a Top speed 95mph
To broaden the appeal of its range, in 1936 Aston introduced a 2-litre engine, based on the 1.5 but with increased bore and stroke and domed pistons. The Speed model was created for the 1936 Le Mans, though in the event the race was cancelled. Some 25 were eventually sold. In 1938 it was decided that eight leftover Speed chassis should be used to create a more ‘modern-looking’ Aston. The resulting Type C, with rather bulbous bodywork, didn’t go down well with enthusiasts and the last one sold at Christmas 1940.