Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Aston Martin Project 212

This car took part in the Coys of Kensington Pre-1964 GT Car race at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in July 1999.
It's the 1961 Aston Martin Project 212, entered in the race by Hugo Investments Ltd and driven by Gary Pearson and Mike Salmon. It was created to run in the 1962 Le Mans 24 Hour race and built on a DB4 GT chassis with an inline 6-cylinder 4 litre engine based on the DB4 GT's 3.7 litre unit. Driven in that race by Graham Hill and Richie Ginther it was amongst the leaders in the early part of the race, but retired on lap 79 after a piston failure.

On 23 January 2017 I showed a photograph of the later Aston Martin Project 214 car.

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