In the early days of automobile production, inventors were just beginning to understand the development and construction of this new way of travel. It was the time of the Great War and resources were often scarce. With only two vehicles in circulation and production at the time, Aston Martin’s Coal Scuttle emerged on the automotive scene in 1914 as one of the earliest cars to hit the market.
The Coal Scuttle was given its name because of its resemblance to the household item. The model was a two-seater automobile that had a sporting body, as it was known in the early 1900s. The Coal Scuttle held the Chassis number A1 look. The engine was one of the first of many to come. It was a 1389CC 4-cylinder side valve, and it had the ability to reach 70 miles per hour. With its powerful engine and sporty build, the Coal Scuttle won a gold medal in the 1919 London-Edinburgh Trial and even continued on to make its first race track appearance at the Junior Car Club Meeting in Brooklands, placing second a total of three times and placing fourth in the final run. When 1920 approached, Aston Martin made a new model to replace the original, and the Coal Scuttle became history.