Classic Car Catalogue

Aston Martin 1940 

Great Britain



Aston Martin Atom Saloon, work on which had started in 1939. The car was completed during the war and was the first Aston Martin to have the tubular space frame chassis designed by Claude Hill. By the end of the war it had Hill's new 2-litre OHC engine. This 'one-off' was the direct ancestor of all post-war Aston Martins, production of which started in 1948 (DB1).