Forgotten 70s Aston Martin supercar to be restored

Forgotten 70s Aston Martin supercar to be restored

September 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The British firm Classic Motor Cars has announced that it has begun restoring the world’s only supercar Aston Martin Bulldog. This information on Tuesday, September 22, was shared by the Autoevolution agency.

The Bulldog was built in 1979 and was supposed to be the debut of 15 to 25 of these cars. The main task of Bulldog was to set the speed record among production cars – 381 km / h. However, as a result, only one car was built, which was able to accelerate to 309 km / h.

In the early 1980s, Victor Gauntlett, ex-head of Aston Martin, sold Bulldog to a buyer from the Middle East for $ 167,000. And some time ago, Richard Gauntlett, the son of Victor, was able to find this car in poor condition and led a project to restore it.

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The repair work is paid for by an unknown US Aston Martin fan who will pick up the finished car. Classic Motor Cars said the restoration will take over 18 months. Note that the restoration will also affect the 600-horsepower V8 engine with a volume of 5.3 liters, the body, in turn, will be repainted in the original silver-gray shade instead of green. According to assumptions, after the repair, the car will be able to accelerate to 322 km / h.

In addition, it was recently noted that the only Aston Martin in the world from the Italian tuning company Bertone was put up for sale. It should be emphasized that the demonstration of this car took place at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.