Heritage - Past Models



World‑leading design, exceptional engineering and extraordinary craftsmanship are central to Aston Martin’s ethos, and each and every Aston Martin is an expression of this. New resources, continual investment in the best people and the latest computer‑aided design and engineering facilities have empowered Aston Martin to build exceptional cars. Explore our rich model heritage below.



DAVID BROWN & Aston Martin


In 1947, a small British automotive manufacturer was up for sale after falling on hard times during the Second World War. After answering a newspaper advertisement, agricultural and engineering entrepreneur Sir David Brown purchased the company for just over £20,500. He set about revitalising the business, focused on producing a car which improved on the 'Atom' a prototype constructed in 1939.

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Web Special

Our Interactive Timeline celebrates a remarkable heritage, exploring a century of automotive expertise. From the very first Aston Martin - the inimitable "Coal Scuttle" - through to One-77, the most exclusive Aston Martin of the new era.

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