The world’s foremost specialist in pre-war Aston Martins, Ecurie Bertelli boasts 40 years of experience in servicing, selling, restoration and even support.
Astons have been a part of MD Robert Blakemore’s life since he was eight. ‘I love the individuality of each car,’ he says. ‘Each car is absolutely unique.’ Only around 450 pre-war Astons exist. ‘We do sometimes find it difficult to source vehicles, but because we have the reputation we do, when people want to sell, they tend to come to us,’ he says.
Blakemore, who drives one of only seven 1935 drophead coupes, recently went to Le Mans with a customer’s model that had raced the circuit twice back when it was fresh from the factory.