In its ninety-year history Aston Martin has only built around 20,000 cars, and a third of them are DB7s. Hailed as one of the most beautiful cars in the world on its launch in 1993, it became a huge success. The book covers the development of the DB7 from its Jaguar roots to the final V12 cars, together with the special editions and Zagato models. This volume includes dozens of archive photographs.
The history of the company is full of passion, evident during the long struggle through hard times, as well as in the dedication of those who have stuck with it through thick and thin. This is a great pictorial work from Schlegelmilch and Lebrink on all the Aston Martin models from the very first to the DB7.
Aston Martin DB4, DB5 & DB6 charts the creation and evolution of the sensational DB models whose Italian looks were more than complemented by their performance. The conception and competition history of the DB4’s legendary Zagato-bodies sports racing GT is covered, and the story of the perhaps the most famous Aston Martin of all – the DB5 that provided transport for 007 James Bond. Will full details of technical specifications, road tests and driving impressions; advice on buying and restoration, and specially commissioned colour photographs throughout, this book will appear to all classic car enthusiasts.
A photographic study of the classic Aston Martin sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1955, David Brown bought the Tickford Coachbuilding Company and its site at Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell. The Italian-styled 3.7 litre Aston Martin DB4 which was unveiled at the 1958 London Motor Show was the first car to be manufactured in the former Salmons & Tickfords coachbuilding works. It was followed by the Aston Martin DB5 in 1963 and the Aston Martin DB6 from 1965 to 1970. This book is an illustrated record of these three cars. Special-bodied cars such as the DB4 Bertone Jet are covered and specifications, chassis numbers and production figures are also given in this book.
The book 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 are described here, together with many rare and exciting machines built as racing cars, prototypes or one-offs for wealthy clients along with hundreds of photographs, many of them never before published.
As an independent manufacturer, Aston Martin continues today to develop interesting new models, and has returned to sports car racing with considerable success.
A very illustrated monography of all coupé and convertible models of the famous english make, from the first DB1 of 1948 up to the more recent DBS, Virage, Rapide and the One-77 of 2011, including production data and technical details. Complete with the racing history and performance data.
This book covers the six-cylinder Aston Martin DBS from 1967 through to the Aston Martin Vantage Volante of 1989, including the two prototype Aston Martin DBS cars 266 1R and 266 2L. Following an introduction which documents the history and various locations of Aston Martin and the key players involved in the company, it also includes: the four-door Aston Martin Lagonda cars produced for just two years from 1974 to 1976 and of which there are only seven extant examples; the unique prototype built in 1969 for David Brown (the JPP 5G); race versions include the RHAM-001; Earls Court Show Cars; Prince of Wales Specification Aston Martin Vantage Volante. The colour and black-and-white photographs show external, internal and engine details.
The most valuable cars from the Vintage era, in characterized exciting races under the Fuerza Libre regulatory framework, in the exotic circuits of the Argentine Pampas and the Patagonia, between 1919 and 1942. Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Bmw, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chrysler, Delage, Duesenberg, Fiat, Ford, Hudson, Maserati, Mercedes, Mercury, Packard, Reo, Sunbeam, Studebaker, Stutz ed altre. This book also includes international participations of Argentine drivers and foreing visitors of the period.
Giotto Bizzarrini is recognized as one of history’s greatest engineers. His resume includes numerous legendary Ferraris such as the 250 GTO, the first Lamborghini V12, the Iso Rivolta GT, the mid-engine AMX/3, and numerous sports and GT cars made under his own name. This is the inside story on those machines and many more, as told by the engineer and numerous people who worked with him. The reader will be taken for a wild ride, experiencing the famous Ferrari "Walkout" in 1961, what it was like being the ultimate engineering "hired gun" for GT constructors such as Lamborghini, Iso and ASA, and then getting the inside track on Bizzarrini’s own cars and company. Find out why he considers the Bizzarrini Strada a "second series GTO," the story behind models such as the mid-engine P538, and how his company unraveled, thanks to his endless pursuit for competition victory and getting in bed with the wrong business partners. Supplementing the rich text are numerous period photos that have never been published and appendices with model specifications and chassis numbers.
The story of Giotto Bizzarrini and his extraordinary and revolutionary cars created in his own "Picchio" factory and in the Styling Centers at Alfa, Ferrari, ASA, Lamborghini, Iso Rivolta factories. The volume includes the detailed technical schedules, chassis numbers, original colours and a short historical and racing portrait of each Bizzarrini ever produced.
This information-packed semi-annual volume contains fabulous coverage of “The King of Small Cars.” Nothing is like an Abarth in size, shape, speed and spirit... as this book from Alfred Cosentino fully reveals. Highlights include: Original Owners; Cisitalia International Club; Abarth Automobili Valore Guide; In Memory of Joe Kidd, and more.