Bee Classic Motor Cars from Bridgnorth they are optimistic. Managing director Nigel Woodward thinks the Bulldog can certainly reach its official top speed of 322 km / h, even if Aston Martin itself did not manage. In 1981, the Bulldog prototype got stuck at 307 km / h.
Classic Motor Cars does not happen overnight. The company first wants to subject the Bulldog to a complete restoration. “We’re going to return the car to its original condition,” says Woodward, “but we’re probably going to add some modern components for reliability.”
A team of eight men will soon begin the restoration, which is expected to take eighteen months. After the speed run, Classic Motor Cars wants to send the unique Aston Martin on a real world tour.
Series of twenty-five pieces
The 4.7 meter Bulldog was designed in the late 1970s to showcase the expertise of Aston Martin’s new development center in Newport Pagnell. William Towns, the man behind the Aston Martin DBS and the controversial Lagonda Series 2, was responsible for the design.
The Bulldog was a fully working prototype. Aston Martin had plans to build a series of twenty-five pieces. The drive was provided by a 5.3-liter V8 with two turbochargers, which produced 608 hp and 678 Nm.
Added rear view mirrors
In 1981 the project was halted because it was too expensive. The Bulldog – which was silver at the time – was sold to a collector in the Middle East, who added rear-view mirrors. He has now ended up in England via the United States.
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