1938 Aston Martin 15/98 Short-Chassis Open Sports / J8/776/LS Chassis Information

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 photograph

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Short-Chassis Open Sports
Chassis #: J8/776/LS
Sold for $286,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
This Aston Martin 15/98 was delivered as a standard chassis with Bertelli saloon coachwork to A.W. Stewart-Dean, Esq., of Sudbrook Maon, Grantham, on October 21st of 1938. The second owner was I.H. Mann of Terreagles sic, Maidenhead, Berkshire, on March 6th of 1954. The next known owners were R.W. and R.J. Mills, who apparently acquired that car in the early 1980s. In their care, the car was shortened to the 'Short Chassis' configuration, and a two-seat Open Sports body built, to the original Abbey styling, and installed, apparently by R.W. Mills' own hands.

In this new configuration, the car was acquired Vincent Young, who commissioned a fresh and complete, body-off restoration. As part of the restoration, the car was converted to left-hand drive and outfitted with hydraulic brakes and a gearbox with synchromesh on second, third, and fourth gears. As part of the left-hand-drive conversion, the entire machine-turned aluminum firewall was fabricated.

It is currently in the Orin Smith collection. It was judged Best in Class at the Cavallino Classic's Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago in 2012.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017


2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$400,000-$500,000 
Sale Price :
$286,000

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2017 1
2016 1
2012 1
2011 2

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Aston Martin 15/98 Short-Chassis Open Sports by Abbey Coachworks
Chassis#: C8/821/SO
Sold for $224,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1938 Aston Martin 15/98 'Short-Chassis' Open Sports
Chassis#: J8/776/LS
Sold for $286,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1938 Aston Martin 15/98 image  1938 Aston Martin 15/98 image  
1938 Aston Martin 2.0-Litre 15/98 Sports Tourer
Chassis#: D8/872/SO
Sold for $250,480
  2016 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1938 Aston Martin 15/98 Sports Tourer
Chassis#: E8/790/LT
Sold for $214,000
  2012 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
1938 Aston Martin 15/98 image  1938 Aston Martin 15/98 image  
1938 Aston Martin 15/98 Open Sports Tourer
Chassis#: B8/813/SO
Sold for $177,100
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1938 Aston Martin 15/98hp Short Chassis 2-litre Drophead Coupé with Dickey
Chassis#: D8/840/SC
Sold for $92,487
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Aston Martin 15/98's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Aston Martin 2 Litre Short chassis Drophead CoupeD8/840/SC2013 Coys Blenheim Palace $105,000$125,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Aston Martin 15/981939 Sports Tourer
Coachbuilder: Abbey Coachworks
Chassis Num: G9/871/SO
Engine Num: B8/866/S


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

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