Fullbore Lite April 2024 - A glimpse into our world of Aston Martin

Welcome to FullBore Lite and a glimpse into our world of Aston Martin. Now over 30 years of trading, Nicholas Mee & Co continues to evolve, improving its offerings and services to the Aston Martin community. In this issue we are pleased to share information of new stock additions and a few musings, as we enter this motoring season.

Mee Speak

A by-product of having been in the Aston Martin business so long, is that cars frequently come back, after long term ownership, to be resold. Assuming, of course, the owner/supplier relation remains intact. One recent example is a 1979 V8 Vantage supplied by Nicholas Mee to its first and last second owner, in 1985. Meticulously maintained and used sparingly, we were lucky enough to consign this car recently and found a new and worthy custodian, in a short space of time. There is something satisfying, not just a monetary reward, in this scenario. The new owner totally understood and appreciated the care and passion bestowed on this car from new and intends to continue keeping it in the same manner whilst in his ownership.

Unlike the everyman who knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing, Harry, the new owner, knows that a car with good history, in high quality condition and out of long-term ownership is often the wisest choice, even after the initial pain of paying a full figure for it, has passed. We couldn’t agree more.

In the evolving world of attempting to value cars, we have often wondered why some model values sit where they do, when measured against others. Take, for example, a ‘90s Vantage, the V550/V600 and its predecessor from the ‘80’s. A good low mileage V550, benchmarks at around £150k-200k dependant on mileage and history, whereas £250k- £400k is needed for a good 80’s or ‘X-pack’ V8 Vantage. With smaller production numbers, 550 / 600 bhp engines, in being more sophisticated and with excellent build qualities too, why is the later car less valuable than its predecessor? It does make one wonder.

An established classic, is this new into stock 1988 AM V8 Efi. A late model V8, to which we carried out significant refurbishment works, during 2016-17. One of only 42 built for the UK, coming to us from 34 years of single-family ownership. Classic motoring and consummate ground covering ability, in air-conditioned comfort. At NM&Co we love a good AM V8 and this is one.

To the point mentioned earlier, we are delighted bring you a stunning Vantage V550 for sale. Built late in the production run of just 239 examples assembled. Beautifully kept and meticulously maintained, this low mileage and concours standard example, finished in Antrim Blue, will satisfy even the most discerning of collectors and drivers alike.

Happy Cruising

Nick Mee

Nick Mee Speak

Nicholas Mee & Company on Youtube

For over 10 years we have been creating video content on our Youtube channel. Now with over 5,000 subscribers and 475 videos uploaded, we have a plethora of content available to viewers. Model back-grounds, guest drives and histories, individual car presentations, ownership tips and other features. We are deeply proud of the content and hope readers can find time to browse the stories, click on, sit back, watch and learn about our favourite motor cars. Hearing your feedback too, is always interesting.

Nicholas Mee - A Legacy in Aston Martin Youtube.

What's in stock April 2024


​In readiness for the motoring season, we have been busy replenishing our stock which and are now proud to present some fantastic examples of the marque, from the 1950’s to the present day.

Latest stock arrivals include a DB5, finished in Silver Birch, a ‘last of the line’ 2012 DBS Ultimate Volante, one of just 11 built for the UK market. We also have a remarkable Ferrari 575M Maranello and one of the most revered drivers’ cars of the last decade, a Toyota GR Yaris. Having had a short drive out this week, we can attest that this definitely lives up to the hype of being this generations best ‘pocket rocket’.   

Each car listed on our web-site is supported with a detailed description, photo gallery 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.


​Saturday 11th May

After what has felt like a long and never-ending winter, we have all felt the lift from a bit of Spring sunshine and are now very much looking forward to hosting our first Ten-Two Club gathering of the year in a few weekends time.

First hosted after our relocation to Essendonbury Farm in 2018, our informal Ten-Two Club gatherings have proved a welcome diary date for enthusiasts of the marque (and cars in general) and offer the perfect excuse for a blast out in your car, the opportunity visit our premises, enjoy a coffee and refreshments and meet like-minded enthusiasts!

There is no charge to attend and buying a new car is not compulsory! Our events are always popular and we do need to put some limit on the number of attendees so if you would like to participate, we request reserving your tickets using the quick and easy to use link below!

Book Tickets Here

ten-two club

Concours Event



An event firmly in our calendar and one we look forward to, this year’s AMOC Spring Concours will be held in beautiful North Norfolk at the Sandringham Estate, the private country retreat of their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Following last year’s successful event at Duxford, the Concours will feature around 70 cars in top condition will provide a spectacular display against the backdrop of Sandringham house and will be the jewel in the crown of the Sandringham Pageant of Motoring, held on Sunday 26 May, in the Royal Parklands. The Sandringham Pageant will feature an impressive array of classic vehicles, a diverse range of vintage traders, vehicle manufacturer stands, live music, main arena activities, captivating aerial shows – and of course the spectacular display of Aston Martins!

Further information on the Sandringham Pageant and ticket booking instructions can be found here: www.sandringhammotoringpageant.co.uk/

If you are a member, be sure to take advantage of the special AMOC rate, please book 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:

Jordan Bespoke Luggage


Car Covers


​Designed specifically for Aston Martin vehicles, we offer a wide range of Indoor and Outdoor Car Covers from our great value, easy to use Stretchy Indoor Covers to bespoke, custom fit model specific Car Covers offering the ultimate combination of style and durability.

Perfect for winter storage or storing your car safely throughout the Spring and Summer when not in use, our Indoor or Outdoor Car Covers are crafted from high-quality materials, and they provide protection against the elements, ensuring your car remains in pristine condition. Whether you need to shield your Aston Martin from rain, snow, dust, or harmful UV rays, these car covers have you covered.

Investing in an Aston Martin car cover means protecting your automotive investment and ensuring that your prized possession stays in mint condition for years to come.

Featured Video: 1992 Aston Martin 6.3 Litre ‘Wide Body’ Virage Volante

Both super rare and with an especially interesting history, we are delighted to offer, in concours condition, this exciting convertible. A factory built Wide bodied Virage Volante with the famed 6.3 Litre engine and 5-speed manual gearbox. Finished in Galloway Green with Green Connolly hides and Dark Green Mohair convertible hood.

Virage Volante Car

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