Rare and historic Aston Martin known as ‘Cloverleaf’ runs up Aston Hill to celebrate the sports car’s 95th anniversary

It was 95 years ago that the car which came to be known as ‘Cloverleaf’, XR 1981, lined up at the bottom of Aston Hill. One of just eight customer cars built in late 1923, this very early Aston Martin was competing against two Bugattis and two other Aston Martins – one of which had been entered by the company’s founder, Lionel Martin, who won the trophy on the day.

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