Tag: Aston Martin

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DB5 Continuation – Bond is Back

Aston Martin loves a ‘Continuation’ model, as we documented last year when the British icon announced it would be building a number of ‘new’ DB4 Zagato models. That’s not the only old car they’re refreshing though. There is another, and it’s perhaps the most famous of them all.  Yes, we are of course talking about […]

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Aston Martin – PPE and Free Repairs

In these challenging times we need stories of positivity, stories that remind that despite the current bleak outlook, there are still good deeds going on. Certainly, the manufacturing world has been the bedrock of many such stories, with companies of all kinds stepping in to create PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for front-line NHS staff battling […]

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2035 Isn’t Here Yet – Five Petrol Icons for Tesla Money

The UK Government has confirmed it wants to ban the sale of all new internal combustion engine cars by 2035. The original ban was 2040, but that ban made provisions for hybrid vehicles. This new 2035 ban doesn’t, so it’s the end of internal combustion as a means of propulsion. At least here in the […]

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Ticking All The Boxes – Frazer Tickford

If we suggested to you that out there, in the vast and varied world of the automobile, there was a pint-sized Aston Martin, you’d immediately jump to the Cygnet of 2011. This curious Toyota IQ-based machine was in essence nothing more than a way to get around emissions standards. By offering this incredibly frugal car, […]

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Studio 434 – Petrolhead Heaven

Generally speaking, car collections tend to err on the dull side. Stay with me here, because there is a point to this. And that point is that car collectors tend to follow themes, or have a penchant for one particular marque. For me, and for many of you, a car collection is only truly interesting […]

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One-77 – The Ultimate Aston Martin

Building cars is a business. There isn’t a manufacturer out there that builds cars for the hell of it. There are sales projections, demographic studies, profit margins and build costs factored into the development of every car. And deep within that, every part of a car is subject to further financial investigation and research. Can […]

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Driving the Unknown Aston Martin

Having Car & Classic at our disposal is a wonderful thing. It means we can scour the adverts and look for interesting cars on which we can craft what we hope will be interesting and engaging stories. It was during one of our recent searches, when we were looking for something to provide some Aston […]

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Ah ha! Coogan’s Aston DBS Heads to Auction

We might be more used to seeing Steve Coogan behind the wheel of a Rover Sterling, or perhaps a Lexus (it’s Japan’s Mercedes-Benz, don’t you know?) whilst playing the irritating, yet somewhat lovable character of Alan Partridge. An on-screen persona, however, is very different to that of who a person is in real life. In […]

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Five Very Expensive Bargains

In the world of cars and their respective values, nothing falls harder than a luxury model. Once sitting pretty in showrooms and commanding price tags well into six figures, these cars are bought not for their pace or comfort, no, they’re bought for status. So naturally, when a new model comes out, these older cars […]

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DB4 Zagato – Back to the Future…

This handsome machine is not an Aston Martin DB4 Zagato from the 1960s. It is in fact an Aston Martin DB4 Zagato from today, here, 2019. And that’s pretty special. The car is part of Aston Martin’s impressive Continuation programme, which sees the firm bring back cars from the past. So far there has been […]