Aston Martin – the heart of Newport Pagnell

The British sports car manufacturer will be showcasing all the restoration and sales activities of its Works department at its historic site.

It was in Newport Pagnell, just a stone's throw from Milton Keynes, where David Brown relocated the 100-year-old-plus company just after the Second World War, that Aston Martin's Works department is now based. It was created to preserve the brand’s heritage and to promote it through maintenance and restoration work, as well as keeping a stock of spare parts, certifying vehicles, selling classic models and producing series of Continuation models, in accordance with best practice – for the DB4 GT, the DB4 GT Zagato and the DB5 (used by James Bond). This year, Aston Martin Works has decided to give pride of place to its trading activity by exhibiting three models that have just undergone complete restoration. The first is a DB4 Series 1 (DB4/168/L) that was delivered to France in October 1959. The history of this GT coupé is easy to trace back. Part of the same collection from 1985 to 2007, it was restored by the Lamy Garage in 1998. A left-hand drive model, the DB6 on sale had been given by the boss of Shell to his wife on her 30th birthday. And the 1987 AM V8 Vantage X-Pack Saloon coupé is one of only 121 ever built. All three vehicles are covered by a 12-month warranty.

Aston Martin DB6 © Aston Martin
Aston Martin DB6 © Aston Martin