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Filled with lots of original and high octane content, Issue March 2023 of our E-Magazine, FullBore, is now available to read and download.
How wonderful it is, that during this year’s 110th anniversary of the Aston Martin company, there is so much positivity surrounding the Aston Martin brand today. With revived fortunes in the ultra-competitive arena of Formula 1, with the AMR23 F1 car, a new DB bloodline in the form of the recently launched and universally acclaimed DB12 and now, the release of the limited-edition, Aston Martin Valour.
With the Valour’s more than passing resemblance to the production AM V8’s of the 1970’s & 80’s and echoes of the privateer entered AM V8 Le Mans 24hr contender, known as ‘The Muncher’, It’s terrific to see the new Valour subliminally acknowledging the classic AMV8 models, near 20-year production life.
For the writer personally, the Valour’s nod to the classic AMV8’s is deeply satisfying, having spent 16 years with Aston Martin in London, selling new and pre-owned AM V8’s. With the amazingly positive public reaction to the Valour’s AM V8 overtones, is it possible we might see an increase in interest in the classic V8 range, from their current low to moderate market prices? Time, as they say, will tell but in our opinion, it is not impossible!
An unforgettable highlight of the 110th anniversary celebrations has to have been the 110 different Aston Martins circulating the GP circuit, during the just past British Grand Prix weekend. Spanning 11 decades, among the models impressing the crowds were the A3, Aston Martin’s oldest surviving car dating back over a century, through to the ultimate hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Most models and derivatives were driven, some harder than others, around Silverstone’s GP circuit, being broadcast on TV and admired by the GP weekend attendees. It is certainly encouraging to us to see Aston Martin’s involvement in F1 leveraged in this way. A link to the video of the action is provided below.
Back to the present, we hope you enjoy this edition of FullBore Lite, providing dates of future events, a window into our ever changing and superb stock for sale and new arrivals in our online store. We always enjoy producing the content, comment and updates in FullBore and hope our readers enjoy receiving a monthly dose of Aston escapism. However, reader feedback helps in planning future features, so your input is always appreciated. Do keep it coming!
WHAT’S IN STOCK
After a flurry of sales in June, we have been busy replenishing our stock list, which includes some fantastic examples of the marque, from the 1960’s to the present day.
Latest stock arrivals include a both a Coupe and Roadster version of the ‘last of the line’ V12 Vantage S, both with the preferred 7-speed manual gearbox and a couple of ‘future classics’; a 2007 Vanquish S and a 2008 DBS, with the sought after 6-speed manual gearbox, both finished in a Grigio Titanio.
Each car listed on our web-site is supported with a detailed description, multiple professional images and a feature video, allowing effective browsing from your sofa or should you wish to visit, available for viewing and demonstration at our showrooms in Hertfordshire.
Causing a huge stir in the automotive world this month is Aston Martin’s announcement of their latest, limited edition ‘Supercar’ the Aston Martin Valour. Aston Martin’s press release states that, 'the Valour celebrates Aston Martin’s 110th anniversary by honouring its unique tradition of superlative special edition front-engined sportscars.
Driven by a Bespoke 6-speed manual transmission uniquely mated to a 5.2 litre Twin Turbo V12, the Valour promises to be the last of an era, fusing unmistakable looks, relentless performance and intense dynamic character to delight purists with the ultimate visceral driving experience'. Production is limited to 110 units globally with orders now being taken by dealers for delivery starting in Q1 2024.
We all rather like it and have spent way too much time on the configurator designing ours (see above). You can do the same below.
110 ICONIC YEARS
During the course of the recent British Grand Prix weekend, Aston Martin assembled 110 cars, including some of the marques most iconic and important models, such as a DB3S, DB4GT Zagato and many more, for a lap of the Silverstone GP circuit.
Beamed to viewers across the globe and now racking up views on YouTube, this ‘once in a generation’ event is sure to leave a lasting impression of Aston Martin’s rich heritage.
Following the huge success of previous AMHT Heritage Festivals, held in June 2021 at Dallas Burston Polo Club and August last year at the Brooklands Museum, this year the event returns at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Not only celebrating the Aston Martin Heritage Trust’s 25th birthday, the event will also celebrate all things “Aston” with a host of collations, including: 60 years of the DB5, 20 years of the DB9, 75 years of the DB Bloodline and 110 Years of Aston Martin Lagonda
Parking will be set out by era, so expect to be wowed by a display of cars ranging from the oldest surviving Aston Martin in the world, “A3”, through to the ultimate present-day performance cars.
All are welcome, whether joining the display or simply admiring possibly the largest variety of Aston Martins one could ever hope to see. Last year, close to 700 Aston Martins, from all era’s, attended and we expect a similar (if not better) attendance this year. Vehicle exhibitor tickets start from £10. We will be there and look forward to meeting new and existing clients there!
For further information and to order tickets click below.
If you are gearing up for your summer holidays, travel in style with our range of Jordan Bespoke high-quality, handmade leather luggage inspired by Aston Martin. With a range of items including holdalls, travel folios, washbags and helmet bags, these stylish items, handmade in Italy using the highest quality hides, are wonderful items at surprisingly reasonable prices. Having now had mine for over 15 years, I can personally attest to their durability!
If considering as a gift, for yourself, a loved one or a lucky friend, the initials of the new owner can be embossed into the leather, prior to delivery.
Browse the range of items and order via our online store at the button below:
Another new item listed for sale on our online store are these two amazing 1:8 Scale models of two of the most iconic and desirable Aston Martins of all time, the DB5 Vantage and DB4GT Zagato.
Amalgam are recognised worldwide as makers of the finest hand-made large scale models. These models are handcrafted and finished in Amalgam’s workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Aston Martin regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of original CAD and supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed Amalgam to perfectly recreate every detail at scale.
The DB5 Vantage and DB4GT Zagato models are a Limited Edition of 199 pieces. These 1:8 scale models, over 57 cms / 22 inches long have taken over 5000 hours to develop, with each model taking over 500 hours to build and are hand built using the finest quality materials. Bespoke Models can be built to the owner's specification.