Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jul 28, 2015 20:42:36 GMT
Most of my builds used to be pre-war, with three completed builds/conversions of the Aston Martin 'Ulster' from Matchbox. The car was not officially an Ulster as the name was not used until after the 1934 Ulster TT. Thus the name. This model is based on LM14, the only '34 Le Mans car still in existance.
I think this was built around 2009-2010. A pre-etched wheel car!
Another special chassis was made for these car,s but only three cars completed. Two further cars are 'almost there' and one has simply got lost.
One of the many cars I have built then subsequently sold, and now intend to build another, though perhaps a bit more accurate.
Post by Peter Seager-Thomas on Jul 29, 2015 7:00:38 GMT
The Matchbox model depicts CMC 614, a 1935 car and therefore officially an Ulster.
In early 1934 the 'Le Mans' model was dropped and the new Mk II Introduced. The team cars for that year's Le Mans used much lightened and highly tuned versions of this chassis, fitted with the now well known 2 str bodywork. For the TT two cars were rebuilt on to standard chassis frames and a third all new car built. It is on these modified cars that the 'super sports' Ulster was based.