The Aston Martin Story

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752471334

Category: Transportation

Page: 127

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John Christopher takes a fresh look at 100 years of Britain's most iconic car company, Aston Martin. From the origins of the Aston Martin marque, through the gadget-laden stars of numerous James Bond films, to the prestigious super-cars that continue to be market leaders throughout the world. Aston Martin was nearly called Bamford Martin, as founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford were already selling cars together, but in the end the company was named after the Aston Hill speed hill-climb near Aston Clinton in Buckinghamshire. Their first car was produced in 1915 but war and financial troubles often tempered progress and the company went through various changes in ownership on its way to becoming the global icon it is today. Following the typical Story book format, this sleekest of cars is celebrated with a wealth of colour photographs, facts and statistics.

Aston Martin

Power, Beauty and Soul

Author: David Dowsey,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864704241

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

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For nearly a century now the Aston Martin name has been synonymous with performance, style and sophistication. Perhaps more than any other luxury car it possesses a mystique and charisma that have established it as a cultural icon And The pinnacle of aut

Aston Martin DB

70 Years

Author: Andrew Noakes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760355633

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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The name of David Brown is synonymous with the glory days of Aston Martin, when a tiny British sports car company was rescued from near-extinction and turned into a marque that could compete with Ferrari--and win. Stylish design, lavish illustration and meticulously researched text come together in this large-format, 224-page book to create a superb celebration of the 70th anniversary of DB Aston Martins in 2017. There’s a wealth of detail on the Aston Martin DB road and race cars, both from the David Brown era of 1947-1972 and the modern DB era from 1993 onwards, together high quality images and specification tables for all the key models. Aston Martin DB 70 Years is a fitting celebration of one of the world's most enduring sports cars. The fast, beautiful sports cars that Aston Martin built under Brown’s ownership ­won the Le Mans 24-hour race and the World Sports Car Championship, and provided James Bond with his most famous transport: the ejector-seat equipped DB5 that won acclaim in Goldfinger. Though the DB era ended when Brown sold the company in 1972, its influence continued to be felt. James Bond’s most recent car, the specially-made DB10, and Aston Martin has just launched its most complete car ever, the DB11. ‘DB’ means as much to Aston Martin now as ever.

Aston Martin

Author: Richard Loveys

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784420735

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Aston Martin is now more than a century old – and what a century it has been. Since its birth in London on the eve of the First World War, the company has experienced the highs of racing triumph – most famously in the 1959 Le Mans 24-hour race – and the lows of bankruptcy, yet throughout it all has been in the first rank of British marques. Published in association with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and written by enthusiast Richard Loveys, Aston Martin is a fully illustrated history of the company that has created some of the the world's best loved and most widely respected cars, including James Bond's iconic DB5. It covers the cars themselves, the personalities and talents who have shaped Aston Martin from owners to engineers, the drivers who have shared with the company in racing glory, and the centenary celebrations of 2013.

Evo: Aston Martin

Author: evo

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784722692

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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For more than 100 years, Aston Martin has created some of the most beautiful - and powerful - cars ever seen on road and track. Here, the experts at evo magazine look back at its glorious history, with first-hand, behind-the-wheel reports, technical information and performance stats. With features on 60 of the greatest Astons of all time, accompanied by jaw-dropping photography from the world-renowned evo photographers, this book is a stunning tribute to this iconic motoring brand. A special feature explores the stories behind the famous James Bond cars, from Goldfinger DB5 to Spectre DB10. Discover what it's really like to drive the most valuable Bond car of all time, and learn what became of these cars once filming had finished. evo: Aston Martin is a roll call of motoring excellence - with every single one tried and tested - and is a must-have for all car enthusaists.

Aston Martin

Model by Model

Author: Andrew Noakes

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781847973221

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Aston Martin - Model by Model traces the turbulent history of Aston Martin and Lagonda through the cars these two famous British marques have produced. Fast, beautiful and superbly well made, they became some of the most famous machines in motoring history. More than one hundred individual entries detailing every significant Aston Martin and Lagonda model is described here, together with many rare and exciting machines built as racing cars, prototypes or one-offs for wealthy clients. As an independent manufacturer, Aston Martin continues today to develop interesting new models, and has returned to sports car racing with considerable success.

The Aston Martin Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783832769055

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

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Originally published in 2013 to celebrate Aston Martin's 100th anniversary, this stunning photographic tribute to an iconic brand is now available in an attractive, small format edition. In the century since it was founded by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin on January 13, 1913, Aston Martin has created classic cars that range from the Le Mans-winning DB2 to 2013's Vanquish. As in his bestselling books on the Mercedes 300 SL and the Porsche 911, Rene Staud transforms automobile photography into a sensual experience and The Aston Martin Book allows readers to absorb the aura of a true British classic.

Aston Martin 100

Author: Simon de Burton

Publisher: Skira Editore

ISBN: 9788857219707

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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The official book devoted to Aston Martin on the occasion of its 100th anniversary. Over the last century, 1913-2013, British automotive legend Aston Martin has come to represent many achievements: sporting prowess, technical innovation, striking design, fine craftsmanship, and superior performance. This large-format volume, with over 200 beautiful color images, brilliantly evokes Aston Martin's unique combination of tradition and innovation. On January 15, 1913, Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford founded a new automotive venture called Bamford & Martin. Renamed Aston Martin in 1914, it began its extraordinary journey to becoming an iconic world brand, synonymous with British luxury and elegance. Since the company moved its headquarters to Gaydon, Warwickshire, in 2003, it has produced more than 45,000 cars to huge critical and commercial acclaim. Aston Martin has once again played a key role in one of 2012's hottest films, with its inimitable DB5 stealing the limelight in the latest James Bond blockbuster, 'Skyfall'.

Aston Martin DB9

Author: Emily Rose Oachs

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1681033046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Aston Martin supercars have celebrity status. Many models in the DB line have starred with British Secret Service Agent 007 in James Bond films. In this title, readers with a passion for cars will learn about the luxurious DB9, including its special paint job of up to nine coats!

Aston Martin

Author: Randal C. Hill

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781429600972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Simple text and photographs describe the history and models of the Aston Martin.

Aston Martin

Ever the Thoroughbred

Author: Robert Edwards

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844255757

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The third edition of this well-reviewed book about the elegant survivor of Britain’s prestige car market is fully updated to feature the latest models. It describes every post-war model through to the current DBS, Vantage and DB9 models, and the company’s rollercoaster history. The book includes technical data, buying advice, driving impressions and sidebars on topics as varied as John Wyer, the R.S.Williams Lightweight DB4s and the DBR9, which impressed at Le Mans in 2008.

The Little Book of Aston Martin

Author: Philip Raby

Publisher: G2 Entertainment

ISBN: 9781905828876

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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"The Little Book of Aston Martin" is a 128-page hardback book written by motoring writer Philip Raby. Aston Martin - those two simple words conquer up exciting images in any car enthusiast's mind. Images of power, speed and elegance with a dash of suavity thrown in. This little book gives a potted history of Aston Martin, outlining the company's chequered background and how it's evolved to be the prestige marque it is today, recognised around the world. It also features some of the most interesting and important road-going models that Aston Martin has produced over the years complete with performance figures and statistic fact boxes.

Aston Martin Ulster

The remarkable history of CMC 614

Author: Stephen Archer

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 9781907085321

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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CMC 614 is the registration number of an historic Aston Martin Ulster which has, without doubt, competed in more races than any other Aston. Built in 1935 to the same specification as the factory team cars, it took part in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the Mille Miglia, and the Tourist Trophy in 1935. Eddie Hall and Count Johnny Lurani were among the celebrated drivers who raced it in its first season. The 1.5 litre Ulster model marked the peak of Aston's pre-war achievements and marque enthusiasts recognize CMC 614 as one of the finest examples of the 28 made – as well as the most raced Aston of all time.