In 1932 Aston Martin built 3 new race cars of a lowered design, with pointed tails and a new ‘V’ shaped radiator. These are generally regarded as the most attractive of all the pre-war competition Astons.
LM10 was the most successful of the 3 cars built, winning its class in 1932 and going on to finish in 1933 and 1934, the only Aston Martin to have achieved 3 consecutive Le Mans finishes.
Between the 3 cars , LM8,9 &10 achieved over 50% of all pre-war Aston Martin Team car Le Mans finishes. LM10 was in fact responsible for over 50% of Le Mans Team car finishes.
LM10 was raced in period by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of drivers:
LM10 is the only one of the 3 cars to have remained totally original. LM8 was rebodied after the 1932 Le Mans as a 4-seater and LM9 following accident damage, received LM8’s body and subsequently a replacement engine. Furthermore, LM10 has a complete documented history from new as set out in detail in the award-winning book “Aston Martin & LM10” by Jonathan Wood. A copy of the book can be bought from the dedicated website: https://astonmartinlm10.com/
LM10 has remained in private ownership since its career with Aston Martin works and is for the 1st time offered for sale on the open market.
Given LM10’s unique racing history, it stands alone regarding pre-war Astons. A guide is the sale of LM19 at the Bonhams sale at Goodwood in June 2015 which realised £2,913,500 (excluding VAT). It should be noted that LM19 failed to complete a single race pre-war in which it was entered.
In 1934, LM10, went on to become the works development car for the Aston Martin Mk2’s and Aston Martin Ulster models.
Later in its life the car was owned by Tony Gaze, a World War 2 Spitfire Ace and who was instrumental in persuading Lord March into turning Westhampnett airfield into Goodwood.
LM10 has recently benefitted from a complete new period correct wiring loom and general health check by a leading industry specilist.
What comes with LM10
-DVLA records of previous registration documents
-FIA historic vehicle identity documents
-FIVA identity cards
-Various magazines recording race results and history of car
–Extensive photographic records Shuttleworth archive material proving LM10 competed in the 1932 TT driven by Shuttleworth and Edmunds
-Extracts from correspondence relating to Tony Gaze’s (World War 2 Spitfire ace) memories of LM10
-Set of 4 original wheels with Dunlop road speed tyres
-Original large Le Mans petrol tank
-Original 1932 front axle stamped LM10 (present axle fitted for 1933 and 1934 Le Mans by factory)
-Original front wings (modified by the lady owner in 1949)
-Magnesium castings for clutch housing. (Could be repaired but replaced with aluminium Aston).
–12 (Aston Martin owned the car twice, the car was passed between spouses and was also bequeathed by one owner to his trusted mechanic).
–Detailed account of each owner exists within the Award-winning book on LM10 (Aston Martin & LM10)