Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog  1
Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog  1
Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog  1
Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog  1
The Aston Martin Bulldog is here onsite for a full nut and bolt restoration. The Bulldog dubbed at the time as ‘Project K.901’ was built in 1980 and was designed to be the fastest production car on the road at that time. Its futuristic wedge design was styled by William Towns and is powered by an Aston Martin 5.3 Litre V8 engine.
- Project K.901

At testing it recorded a top speed of 192 mph at the MIRA proving ground in 1981, it was decided at the time that the Bulldog project would prove too costly for the business and was therefore shelved.

The Bulldog we have here on site today was the only one ever made!

THE CAR
Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog  Work has started
Work has started

The first process of the restoration was to carry out an initial electrical system investigation.

We have then stripped the vehicle down completely and carefully photographed and catalogued each mechanical part ready for refurbishing or replacing later down the restoration process.

 

Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog

The Bulldog has now been disassembled to its subsystem form, including de-glazing and removing all interior and exterior trims and closures, body fittings and lights.

The chassis is being soda blasted to remove all traces of substrates and any minor corrosion that may be present. The exterior panels are being hand stripped on site of all substrates.

 

Aston Martin 1980 Bulldog

On return the chassis will be mounted on our global jig, alignment checked and repaired as required.

We know there’s a lot of interest in the Bulldog’s restoration story, so despite all that’s currently going on we will keep the page updated as often as we can!