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 ASTON MARTIN 'RAZOR BLADE' 1923

Built to break the 1 hour light car record of 101.93mph, it had a twin overhead cam 1.5litre engine designed by Major Frank Halford and a sleek aluminium body, only 18inches at it's widest piont, made by the deHavilland aircraft company. It is the narrowest racing car ever built.

Originally called the 'Oyster', it was to be fully enclosed, but no-one small enough could be found to drive it.

''Sammy' Davis failed in the record attempt  due to poor handling, but the car was a popular entrant at Brooklands for several years.

 25cm x 18cm
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With the permission of the owner, I thoroughly investigated, drew, sketched and measured every detail of the car at the Brooklands Museum, Surrey, before beginning this rendering.