My favourite Martin

Geelong Advertiser - - TAKE TWO -

THE As­ton Martin One-77 has a top speed of 354km/h, but Frank Hil­lier didn’t get any­where near that as he inched the $2 mil­lion hand­made su­per­car into po­si­tion for this year’s Sydney Mo­tor Show.

Given it’s the only car of its type in Aus­tralia and one of 77 in the world, the semire­tired trans­port op­er­a­tor was con­cen­trat­ing on not scrap­ing the paint­work.

‘‘ I al­ways take my shoes off, but I leave my socks on,’’ Mr Hil­lier, 67, says.

The One-77 is a late sur­prise for the show, con­firmed last Fri­day af­ter the owner, who wishes t o re­main anony­mous, agreed to put the car on dis­play for 10 days.

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