30 December 2015 at 13:34 #51637

    We have recently been sent a very good picture of the second 2.6 litre mk2 Woody. the car was painted in classic AML grey-green. The image shows it parked in front of the Jagerhof hotel in Antweiler, the day before the 1957 Nurburgring 1000km race, where some race team personnel were staying. The race was won by a DBR1, driven by Brookes et. al, and 6th place was the second works entry DBR1.

    There were also two DB3S cars entered, the Whitehead car finishing 9th. This second Woody clearly finding useage as a team transport for the Aston-Martin factory team.

    It was an imposing automobile, with considerable rear overhang, probably around 20 feet long, and I would hazard a guess, they changed the 2.6 litre for the 3.0 litre engine, otherwise this car was have been very under-powered with the extra weight of body-work.


    Richard Branch
    30 December 2015 at 15:00 #51640

    So there appear to be two of them. 79 BHX and 250 FMY

    p.s. your link doesn’t go to the pictures.

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