The Sports and International models were established from 1927, but were costly to build. With Aston Martin fast fading away, Sir Arthur Sutherland introduced revised cars, reducing costs by using bought-in components, and with a new chassis frame. The result was the launch of the new International and Le Mans models which sold steadily and consistently for the next two years.
Until 1932 an International Le Mans had sold for £650, while the 1933 model retailed at £595.
Long, low, and immediately recognisable by their unique radiator style, these cars had great character, riding hard, but making all the appropriate mechanical noises. They were exclusive too, for in 1932 and 1933, only 130 Aston Martins of all types were produced.
These cars were quick too with top speeds of around 85 mph which at the time compared well against rivals MG and Singer.
Years in production: 1932–1933
Structure: Front engine/rear-drive.
Engine type: 4-cylinder, single overhead camshaft
Capacity: 1,495 cc
Power: 70 bhp @ 4,750 rpm
Suspension: Beam-axle front, beam-axle rear
Weight: 2,128 lb
Top speed: 85 mph