THAT MYSTERY ASTON-MARTIN
With reference to your mystery ” Ulster ” in the current issue of your excellent monthly, I should say that apart from the blower and the manifold there is nothing odd about the engine.
Our records state that the car was built by the works for the 1935 Mille Miglia and was driven by Eyston and Lurarii and secured a third place in its class. It was purchased by Henry Porter Hargreaves in 1936, the Centric blower being fitted some time later. In this state the car lapped the Donington circuit in 1938 at, 63.06 m.p.h. It was off the road from 1939 to the spring of this year when it was purchased by our member, F. 11. MeNab Meredith, who claims that at 5,500 r.p.m. with 6 lb. boost and an axle ratio of 4.25 the speed is 110 m.p.h. The front axle is polished, all nuts are split-pinned and the wiring is in duplicate—otherwise the car is standard ” Ulster ” specification. I am, Yours, etc.,
Upper Warlingham. Duni.Er ConAm, Astoti-31artin O.C.