More InformationWhen Grand Prix organizers all over the world instigated the move to F2 regulations for the 1952 World Drivers Championship a flock of nimble, British-built racing machines suddenly became eligible for participation in World Championship events. Most known and setting the standard among these cars conforming to the old voiturette rules - 1100cc supercharged or 2000cc unsupercharged - were the Coopers and there were many semi-professional and amateur efforts following the trend set by the Cooper family.
Among those smart-looking Cooper clones running on enthusiasm and a tight budget was the Aston-Butterworth, as the car became commonly known, William S ('Bill') Aston being its constructor with Archie Butterworth providing the engine.
Like the Frazer-Nash F2 machine, Aston's cars - both NB41 and NB42 - could match some of the Coopers for pace initially but as the year evolved the amateurism of Aston's and Charrington's efforts began to take its toll. Aston made six entries with NB41 in 1953, his best result an 8th in the final of the Coronation Trophy at Crystal Palace, before putting it away.
In 1957 he sold it on to Dickie Metcalfe who commissioned well-known body builder Maurice Gomm to turn it into a Climax FWA-engined sportscar with new aluminum bodywork. NB41 is still in its sportscar guise, but with a supercharged Kent engine. http://8w.forix.com/aston.html)
This is an exciting car to have the opportunity to own and race. It has a history in Formula 2 racing. Qualifies for vintage race events and runs with Lister, D type, Scarab, etc. Styling by Maurice Gomm prior to design of Lola and a rare car for the Gomm connection alone. Registered currently for road use. Does have log books. Can be raced, rallied or toured.
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