The one-off Aston Martin Bulldog has been found and is being restored

It had a top speed of 237 mph back in 1979!

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Back in the late 70s, Aston Martin decided enough was enough and built this: the Bulldog and it is supposedly the world's first supercar. It was Aston’s way of showing off their engineering capabilities.

It is known as being the world's first supercar as it had a top speed of 237 mph which came from its twin-turbocharged 5.3L V8. It also has full wing doors which are often only used in the rarest of cars.

Anyway, the son of former Aston Martin boss, Victor Gauntlet has managed to track down this one of one supercar and has shipped it back to England to be restored.

The car was found in the Middle East where it has been for the last 30 years or so. It was originally bought by the Middle Eastern owner for the sum of £130,000 in order to feed some money back into Aston who were struggling back in the 80s.

Not only is this the only one in the world but it is also a one of a kind look. It is often likened to the Delorean DMC-12 but in fact was released before that.

It is believed the vehicle has spent the last 30 years in different storage units around the world including spending time in the United States.

And although Richard says it kept turning up in 'different storage units' nobody had seen the car running since it had been sold which is rather sad.

But it was finally located in the Far East and was bought by an American Bulldog fan before it was transported to Shropshire where it will be restored by a team of experts at the Classic Motor Cars company which is run by Richard. 

When this is done it will likely be worth many millions and I’m sure will be a stunner to behold.

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Comments (29)

  • Saw this on the news. It was an amazing car for its time

      8 months ago
  • Cool!

      8 months ago
  • Would love to see it do 237.

      8 months ago
  • Somewhere in a box in my storage room is a 1980 Road & Track magazine with the Bulldog on the cover. I recall thinking it and the Dome P2 were just from another dimension!

      8 months ago
  • Hahahaha my grandad sent me the BBC article on it and he was so excited to pretend to love cars for me wat a legend🤣🤣🤣

      8 months ago