ASTON MARTIN ULSTER
Survivors and the Fittest
By Alan Archer
With Jeffery and Stephen Archer
|A work to enjoy and treasure, and that's guaranteed to become a collector's item. CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR|
This beautifully designed and illustrated book traces the history of the Aston Martin Company from its humble beginnings in 1914 up to the point when the Ulster was produced twenty years later. It describes the many successes, failures and perils of the Company and the characters who managed to ensure its sometimes improbable survival. At the same time it describes how the Ulster evolved from the earlier models and how the desire for competition success was both a driving force and a financial burden that nearly ruined the company.
Just thirty-one Ulsters were built during 1934 and 1935. Two of them lasted just months and were re-built and re-numbered as fresh cars and one car disappeared without trace in 1939. All twenty-eight remaining Ulsters have survived to this day and their whereabouts are well known. Over two-thirds of the book is dedicated to the histories of these survivors. One by one they are described in great detail, supported by comprehensive photographs, both old and recent, with the theme of motorsport ever present. The most significant sports car races of 1934 and 1935 (notably Le Mans twenty-four hours and the Tourist Trophy) are also covered and illustrated by many fascinating and revealing images. In total there are over 530 outstanding photographs and illustrations, a large number of which have not been published before, including remarkable photographs from the 1930s.
|Lavish and beautiful ... fastidiously researched content. CLASSIC CARS|
|A glorious publication that stands as a testament to the survival of a great marque, to Palawan's publishing prowess and to the dedication of the Archer family. THE VANTAGE POINT|
|Aston Martin Ulster - Survivors of the fittest is more than just a book: it is a family heirloom to be passed down for enjoyment by furture generations James W Hazen, The Vantage Point, US Edition|
Limited to 500 copies, numbered 1 – 500, the book is bound in black buckram cloth with white and gold foil blocking on the front, back and spine, and is encased in a black buckram cloth slipcase.
Limited to 25 copies, numbered 1 – 25, the book is luxuriously bound in dark grey leather with white and silver foil blocking on the front and spine, encased in a superb dropback solander box, lined in felt and bound in black buckram cloth.
ALL THE ULSTERS
All the Ulsters is also available to purchase separately, in a limited edition of 100 copies, numbered 1 – 100 and bound in grey buckram cloth. This 24 page book measures 300mm x 270mm and includes photographs of every Ulster made, as well as some group shots of many of the Ulsters at Donington Park.
Limited to just 31 copies, each numbered corresponding to a chassis number or team car number of an original Ulster, this edition has been prepared for and has been reserved in the first instance for Ulster owners. The Ownersï¿½ Edition book is bound in sumptuous red leather, with white and silver blocking on the front and spine. Affixed to the front of each individual book is an aluminium plate etched with a photograph of that car. Included with the Ownersï¿½ Edition is a copy of All the Ulsters, a unique limited edition 24 page, 300mm x 270mm clothbound collection of photographs of every Ulster made, bound in red buckram cloth and individually numbered to match the Ownersï¿½ Edition book. Both books are encased in a felt-lined dropback solander box featuring a brass plate engraved with that book's individual chassis number.