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

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.

evo: Aston Martin

Behind the wheel of a motoring icon

Author: evo Magazine

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784723967

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. From the earliest surviving models to the latest machines, the greatest Astons of all time are tried and tested, accompanied by jaw-dropping photography from the world-renowned evo photographers. Special features explore the stories behind the famous James Bond cars, from Goldfinger DB5 to Spectre DB10, as well as the story of Aston on track, from early racing prototypes to Le Mans glory. An in-depth study of a motoring icon, evo: Aston Martin is a roll call of motoring excellence and a must-have for all petrolheads.

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: James Bow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780778720997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Provides information on the history, design, and different models of the Aston Martin.

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

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 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'.


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.

James Bond Cars

Author: Frederic Brun

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781315385

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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This book pays tribute to the legendary cars and vehicles that have starred alsongside James Bond in so many unforgettable stunts and races. From the iconic Aston Martin with it's ejector seat, the BMW Z3 Roadster and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, to Russian military tanks, James Bond Cars is unqiue in that it also looks at the cars belonging to the Bond girls and Bond's opponents Packed with beautiful photographs and techinical information on the cars and the stunts as well as the more uncoventional modes of transport such as jet packs, jet skis, motorised gondolars and aeroplanes, this book is a must-have edition that will get every Bond lover's heart racing!

Vanity Fair 100 Years

From the Jazz Age to Our Age

Author: Graydon Carter

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419708633

Category: Photography

Page: 456

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Offers the history of "Vanity Fair" by presenting how the magazine displayed American culture in the many decades of its operation, including the Jazz Age, the Depression, the Reagan Years, and the Information Age.

Factory-Original Aston Martin DB4/5/6

The originality guide to all models including DB4 GT Zagato, 1958-1971

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9781906133566

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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This family of fast, alluring and supremely elegant cars first appeared in 1958 in the form of the 240bhp 140mph DB4. The response from the motoring press and the motoring public was rapturous, though the price of this handbuilt supercar was beyond the reach of all but a favoured few. The coupe was soon joined by a 266bhp Vantage version, by the 302bhp short-chassis DB4 GT(only 75 produced) and by a convertible. The DB4 GT Zagato, most powerful of all at 314bhp, is also the rarest, only 19 examples being made. The 1964 replacement for the DB4 was the DB5, again offered as coupe or convertible, with standard 282bhp engine or the 314bhp Vantage unit, and the line concluded with the 1965-70 DB6, with cut-off tail, better aerodynamics and in Vantage form having 325bhp. All these cars remain as special and as exclusive as they ever were, and they command correspondingly high prices based on three factors â?? condition, history and most of all originality. Here James Taylor gives full details of correct original specification and equipment for all these cars, backed up by in-depth colour photography of outstanding examples of all models and variants. Body panels, external trim and badging, paint colours, interior trim, dashboard, instruments and controls, under-bonnet components, engine and transmission, lamps, and other features right down to the tool kit, are all covered.

The Watch

Author: Gisbert Brunner

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734213

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 271

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The world of watches is in transition; so-called "smart watches" are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people's wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After the success of The Watch Book in 2015, the new follow-up volume, just as beautifully done, is a must-have. Informative text and many pictures highlight 22 additional watch brands and show their unique features and quirks. However, this book includes a much broader spectrum of timepieces than the previous volume: along with many watches that fall into the "affordable luxury" segment, there are timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. Along with longstanding traditional brands, the book profiles newer ones whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making The Watch Book II an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.

Aston Martin DB2, DB2/4 & DB3 In Detail

1950-59

Author: Nick Walker

Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9780954106331

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Before World War II Aston Martin had made some stunning sports cars but had undergone numerous financial crises. The company was bought by David Brown in 1947, and in 1950 he launched the all-new DB2 with a brilliant engine designed by W.O. Bentley. The car was a sleek, beautiful and fast two-seater closed coupe of the highest pedigree and led to the highly successful DB3 and DB3S racers, which were entered by the works at Le Mans, Sebring and elsewhere, driven by star drivers from Stirling Moss to Roy Salvadori. All these Aston Martins are examined and analyzed in detail here, with specially commissioned color photography of seven outstanding examples of this rare, expensive and exotic breed of sporting motor car. Models covered: DB1 1948-50, DB2 1950-53, DB2/4 1953-55, DB2/4 MkII 1955-57, DB2/4 MkIII 1957-59, plus Competition models DB3 1951-53 and DB3S 1953-56