Alfred's Dynasty

Alfred's Dynasty

Boathouses of Britain

Boathouses of Britain

Aston Martin Cars of the 1950s

David Brown and the Feltham Era

Publication Date15th May 2025

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

A highly illustrated closer look at the inside story of the cars that made Aston Martin what it is today.
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ISBN
9781398121430

This readable and informative book describes the development of the Aston Martin cars built under the direction of David Brown (DB) during the 1950s. As the book shows, the cars developed during this period transformed Aston Martin from a small manufacturer of specialist sports and racing cars to a worldwide name. Written by Aston Martin expert Richard Branch, the book covers the significant characters at Aston Martin, including David Brown himself and other members of the design team, including WO Bentley at Lagonda.


The book covers the development of the cars, including saloons, convertibles and fixed-head coupes. It also includes the different engines that were used, including the Lagonda straight six and the Tadek Marek 3.0 Six. Also included are the coach-built specials from design houses such as Vignale, Greber and Touring of Milan.


Covering landmark moments such as the 1959 win at Le Mans in a DBR1 and details such as the fact that James Bond drove a DB Mk III in Goldfinger and not a DB5, and including illustrations from the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, this is the inside story of the cars that made Aston Martin what it is today.

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