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.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Limited
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.
0 litre , automatic , ultimate luxury , 4 wheel drive , finished in metallic graphite ,
grey leather , 6 way , electric seats ... 123097 ASTON MARTIN DB6
MKILILAUDIEVECUTIVI 1970 ( J ) . silver with black leather , chrome wire '
SELECTION wheels , 5 - spd manual , pas , totally original and in concours
condition , 2 owners , 91J AUDI 80 2 . ... £69 , 995 UNIQUE DB4 SERIES 2 ,
FITTED BY THE FACTORY WITH DB4 GT ENGINE PLUS OTHER GT
FEATURES , BORRANI WHEELS , ETC .
Aldington, H. J. 13 Aston Hill 5 Aston Martin Heritage Trust (AMHT) 7, 39, 53 Aston Martin models 15/98 14; A3 7, 7; ... 20, 20, 21; DB4 22–5, 23; DB4GT 23–5,
23; DB4GT Zagato 24, 24; DB5 25, 54–7, 55–6; DB6 25, 28–9, 26; DB7 41–2, 42;
DB9 ... 51, 58–9; First series 11; Formula 1 DBR4 22; Green Pea 8, 8;
International 12; Le Mans 13; Lola Aston Martin LMP1 48; ... 41, 44–5 Gallop,
Clive 8 Gauntlett, Victor 35–6, 35, 39, 41 Gaydon factory 44–5, 47, 48, 48, 49–50
Gershon, Dudley, ...
Author: Richard Loveys
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
He brought in a brilliant stylist called William Towns, at first to design the interiors
and door handles, but his art soon found truer form. Towns broke away from the
bloodline that ran through the DB4, 5 and 6 and proposed ...
Author: Ben Collins
Publisher: Hachette UK
From bestselling author, racer and stunt driver Ben Collins - the man who was The Stig - comes a story of spies, speed and hard-driving genius: a driver's love letter to one of the world's best-loved machines. Aston Martin's first, wickedly fast models were forged at a time when Ferrari's premises at Maranello was nothing but a ploughed field. This book celebrates a century of innovators who kept the fire burning brightly for over a century, from the visionary pioneers Martin and Bamford to modern-day design guru Adrian Newey; from a glamorous web of pre- and post-war spies and racing drivers, to David Brown and the achingly beautiful DB models beloved of Bonds past and present. Ben Collins explores the car with the double-o prefix from a unique perspective behind the wheel, carving through country lanes in his father's V8 Vantage, driving Aston Martins in four James Bond movies and competing against them in the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race. Ultimately, this is a very British success story: of a triumph of engineering that has burned brightly from the Roaring 20s to the 2020s, and an iconic car that never says die.
3580 1964-87 Ford GT 40 Gold Portfolio 5362 Original AC Ace & Cobra :
Restorer's Guide to Authenticity 3878 Road & Track ... 5368 Original Aston Martin DB4 / 5 / 6 : Restorer's Gd to Authenticity . ... 12.95 JAGUAR 2715 Complete
Official Jaguar E Type Service Manual ( Bentley ) 4175 Jaguar XJ12 Series 1 Factory Shop ...
Its sixty years of development are lovingly and accurately charted in this most comprehensive of all Land Rover books, the first one ever to look at the total story.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press UK
The Land Rover has become an icon right across the world, famed for its classic design, its practicality and its longevity - the direct ancestors of the first Land Rover of 1948 are still being produced as the 'Defender'. Its sixty years of development are lovingly and accurately charted in this most comprehensive of all Land Rover books, the first one ever to look at the total story.
ASTON. MARTIN. V8. A NEAR TWO-TON GOLIATH powered by an outrageous
handmade 5.3-liter engine, the DBS V8 was meant to be Aston's money-earner
for the 1970s. ... Superleggera tubular superstructure of the DB4, 5, and 6.
Packed with more than a hundred completely charismatic classic cars, this book is the ideal gift for anyone driven to admire these majestic machines. Author Quentin Wilson has hand-picked the most astonishing, appealing, and all-round awesome cars ever to hit the highway. Multi-angle photography reveals the true craftsmanship and beauty of these stunning rides, and the text pays tribute to each vehicle and explains why it's destined to be a classic, now and forever. Test drive this essential car guide, and you'll be hooked.
Liberally illustrated, this volume discusses and explains design and development; model features; accessories and equipment; production and sales history; off-road driving techniques; technical specs and more.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Motor Racing Publications
Discovery, the multi-purpose vehicle whose versatility has made it equally at home on urban streets as it is in off-road conditions. Liberally illustrated, this volume discusses and explains design and development; model features; accessories and equipment; production and sales history; off-road driving techniques; technical specs and more. Tailored to those looking to know precisely what is offered amongst today's many Discovery variants.
The DB5 brought enormous publicity to Aston Martin, but the company was not
able to successfully capitalise on it The longer ... Its use in the film Goldfinger
created an enormous amount of publicity and plenty of orders to keep the factory
busy. ... rear passenger accommodation and improved stability, by necessity
altered the superb lines of Touring's original DB4. ... 4500 rpm Top speed: 143
mph/230 km/h Dimensions: Length – 15 ft/4572 mm Width – 5 ft 6 in/1676 mm
Height – 4 ft 4 ...
Author: David Dowsey
Publisher: Images Publishing
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
This in-depth volume presents the full story, including background to the company, design and development of both the Spitfire and the GT6, plus full specifications for all five models of Spitfire and three models of GT6.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press
With classic good looks and performance at an affordable price, the Triumph Spitfire, and its close relative the GT6, have dominated Triumph's product range for nearly two decades. This in-depth volume presents the full story, including background to the company, design and development of both the Spitfire and the GT6, plus full specifications for all five models of Spitfire and three models of GT6. Superbly illustrated.
James Taylor tells the story of the design, development and production of each generation, and includes coverage of the M3, Touring and convertible variants. Filled with full specs and production figures.
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood Press
The current generation, which features family saloons, practical Touring versions, delicious convertibles, and 'supercar' saloons, seems far removed from the earlier cars. However, upon closer inspection the lineage is clear, and the one theme that runs throughout is that these are true drivers' cars. James Taylor tells the story of the design, development and production of each generation, and includes coverage of the M3, Touring and convertible variants. Filled with full specs and production figures.
Original Aston Martin DB4-5-6 : -Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God . ( Notable
Restorers Guide to ... 5 : Hellfire . Aug. 1991 . 7061-3 ) . Ulverscroft pap . 3.50 (
ISBN 1-55773-554-9 , Charter Bks ) . Edwards , Sally . Triathlons for Fun . ( Illus .
D.B.6 . Mk II , finished in mink with dark blue , chrome wire wheels , P.A.S. 1965
D.B.6 . red with beige trim , 5 - speed , chrome ... OFFER :1967 ASTON MARTIN
DB6 convertible Volante , finished in white with black interior , automatic , power -
assisted ... 513-628 1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 , fantastic condition , in Bermuda
yellow , £ 975 . ... This car has just been completely restored to criginal condition
by the factory and its original black coachwork must be seen to be appreciated .
ASTON MARTIN DB4 5 6 AMERICAN Performance Handbooks Completo do - it -
yourself guides for getting more performance from your car . ... Titles The
American Gas Station Original Aston Martin Witzel Take a cruise down memory
lane in DB4 / 5 / 6 this nostalgic history ... street 356 owners rejoical This film
produced machines fill the pages with speed & at the Porsche factory in 1960 ,
features style .
The engine which powered the six - cylinder DB4 / 5 / 6 range was first used in
the sports racing DBR2 . And before World War II , all models were raced by their
enthusiastic private owners , as well as by the factory . Yet Aston Martins are ...
The 1750 range replaced the Aston Martin nicknamed ' Bunny ' took the 15 . , 16 -
, 1600s in 1968 and included the sporting GTV 17 - , 18 - and 19 - hour records –
the first small car to Coupé . ... The company went bankrupt in 1925 but a new In
1971 a second factory was opened near Naples company , Aston Martin Motors
Ltd , was formed in ... During 1986 Ford became interested in purchas - Low
production levels ( only DB4 , 5 , 6 and V8 ing the ailing Alfa Romeo company but
Author: Anthony Harding
Publisher: Guinness Superlatives
Category: Technology & Engineering
Describes important developments in the history of automobiles, identifies top manufacturerers and race car drivers, and lists racing records
The first comprehensive account of air operations over S. E. Asia up to the fall of
Singapore Grub Street . ... 13.95 ORIGINAL ASTON MARTIN DB4 / 5 / 6 Robert
Edwards Restorer's full colour guide to factory condition of this prestigious family
5 . Sun Motorsystems would make a car that was powered by the sun , twice as
reliable , and five times as fast - but it would only run on 5 percent of the roads . 6
. The oil , engine , gas , and alternator warning lights ... The Sultan recently had Aston Martin totally remanufacture for him a DB5 in full James Bond
trimeverything the original Goldfinger car had ... Still , the factory recently
received a get - your - ass - over - here call from Brunei : the Sultan had lent a
buddy one of his 550 - hp ...