Car News 15 Jul 2016

The ‘Red Dragon’ Ulster Aston Martin heads to auction

Bonhams auction house has announced a 1936 Aston Martin Speed Ulster will star in the Goodwood Revival auction in September. The special car in question is steeped in racing history and has a pedigree past.

This black 1936 Aston Martin was built as the ‘ultimate’ Ulster, and was originally made for the racing driver Richard Seaman.  The car was raced throughout the 1930’s and 1940’s at some of the most prestigious circuits.

The car was later sold to Dutch racer Eddie Hertzberger, who raced it at Le Mans, Spa 24 Hour, the Mille Miglia and won the 1937 Grand Prix des Frontieres.

After WWII the car then passed into Dudley Folland’s possession, a Welsh amateur racing driver at the time. Folland had the Red Dragon symbol lacquered onto the exterior of the car. The car remained in competition with Folland, taking 2nd in the Spa 24-hour race and finishing 3rd in the Paris 12-hour in 1948.

The historic Aston Martin Red Dragon is estimated to sell for £1.6m-£2m, and will be auctioned by Bonhams at the Goodwood revival sale on the 10th September 2016.


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