Only thirty ‘Ulsters’ were built by the factory. They were the most successful of the Aston Martin factory racers with the highest place at Le Mans being 3rd in 1935. They also competed at the Tourist Trophy, Mille Miglia, Targa Abruzzi and were frequently seen at Brooklands amongst other UK and international race tracks. Having been developed and driven by Bertelli himself, the Ulster was a pure sports car and was the culmination of over ten years of continuous racing experience. Still, even today, very few sports cars boast the pedigree of the Aston Martin ‘Ulster’.
If you have always yearned for an Ulster, then this has to be the ultimate alternative. This replica is one of only 7 factory built replicas manufactured in 1987 by Fergus Engineering. Finished in British Racing Green, the car had been in its previous ownership some 20 years, and was regularly serviced and maintained by him. Described as starting on the button, the engine being based on a BMC 1800, provides a wonderful rasp.
Every last detail is as accurate as possible, complete with AM badging and livery, and a beautiful patina on chrome and finish. The body is two part Aluminum and fiberglass, a caged cockpit and bespoke chassis. Huge storage in the rear boat tail, accessed from behind the seats, both of which are adjustable. The dashboard houses period instruments, with a four spoke steering wheel. The twin aero screens give a high level of protection.
It sits very well on its correct 18” wire wheels and tyres. In addition to it’s outstanding appearance the quality of the ride is exceptional. Make no mistake this machine is huge fun to drive, even happily accommodating the owner who is 6ft 3.
A nicely worn, period Aston Martin ceramic badge sits on top of the front grill. The leather is soft and supple, not cracked or dry. The carpets are complete and slightly worn. Complete with UK V5 title, MoT until August 2017, and a history file with various bills and receipts. It is also supplied with a tonneau cover.
EX I934 is arguably the nearest thing to real 1930s motoring you can have at this price. According to the vendor, the detail in this model is truly outstanding, and she has been to VSCC meetings on several occasions and always gathers a crowd, who are always incredulous that the car is a replica. You must be ‘prepared to be surrounded wherever you take her, as she delights children and adults alike’. A very rare opportunity to own the nearest thing to a real Ulster, and become a welcomed and respected member to a very exclusive club.