Congratulations are due to Mr. Inman Hunter on his historic article on the ” Bertelli Astons.” It will delight the hearts of Aston enthusiasts in many faroff places ; I know of one in Burma.
Readers may be interested to know that I have a Sportsman’s coupe with the “fascinating body “described. This car, now a genteel black, was originally yellow and black, and I would be most interested to have confirmation that this is the car supplied to Mr. Percy Kidner. Car No. S46, Revd. No. HX1032.
Incidentally. the body, including the fixed ey(•1c-t ype wings, is panelled in aluminium, a lid, after all these years, is still in healthful condition, in contrast to the many rust-eaten 1939 models that one sees around. The pigskin interior is almost unmarked, and the doors still swing gently shut with that coachbuilt cliek so pleasing to the car. Astons rebuilt the engine in 1942, and the sith.faillent mileage is nominal. Truly
a fascinating vintage motor and suitable, as in my case, for the family man !
I have only recently parted with an open International to another enthusiast, Flt./Lt. B. C. Wood. (Car No. K084, Regd. No. 0G8735.) The earlier history of either car would be much appreciated. Incidentally, Many readers will have
seen Fairly recent Mention ot the exJimmy Nervo car with Freestone & Webb body ; this car appears to be still going strong.
In my opinion these Bertelli Astons combine the best vintage qualities with economical upkeep, and well deserve their great popularity. I am, Yours, etc., E. WATSON RODGER. (Scuderia Chenivamo) *