A5/533/L was built in January 1935 - the year when AMOC was founded - as one of the very rare long chassis drop head coupes. Sold through Cresta Motor Co. Ltd. of Aston racing driver Jim Elwes on 18.04.1935 to Mr. E. Grimmond of Guildford and registered under APX 234. Next owner in 1937 was Mr. A.H. Strutt of Ilford who sold her to Mr. Geoffrey Dunn of Bromley, winning Warlingham Rally in 1949. In 1948 THE CAR'S published an article about APX 234. The last entry date in the Works Service Record is 29.10.1952.
After two engine changes, first 2-Litre G7/785/LT then 1.5-Litre K5/594/L and three more UK owners, Dr. W. Chambré, Mr. P. Kelly and Mr. G.O. Jensen APX 234 came to Frankfurt, Germany and unfortunately lost the original registration by that.
Restored beginning of the 90's by Andy Bell of Ecurie Bertelli the body was changed into a 4 seater open tourer and engine A5/541/L was fitted in 1995 for the next owner from Munich, who handed her over to me in 2014.
Since 1995 she successfully participates in several vintage car rallys per year and never needed a breakdown service. She delivers a lot of fun to the proud owner and a smile on people's faces along the narrow roads during countryside cruises, even in Corona times. This summer the sporty 4-1 exhaust will be replaced by the original one, accepting the loss of about 10 bhp for more originality.