- Classic & Sports Car – The London Show is proud to announce another of its must-see attractions: a celebration of Aston Martin.
- Crowd-pleasing feature at the show’s home of Alexandra Palace will include the oldest-surviving Aston Martin in existence: ‘A3’.
- It will be joined by iconic Aston Martin models from throughout the marque’s history, including one of its newest and most spectacular cars.
- Full details of this centerpiece feature will be revealed over the coming weeks.
- Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars from world-famous collectors and world-renowned classic car retailers.
- Inaugural show will take place from 30th October to 1st November 2015 at Alexandra Palace, further information and tickets available at www.classicandsportscarshow.com
London, 1st September 2015
One of Britain’s most revered manufacturers, Aston Martin, will be celebrated in grand style at this autumn’s inaugural Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, with an incredible collection of the luxury brand’s most iconic models.
Headlining the stunning feature will be Aston Martin’s oldest-surviving model – ‘A3’. Dating from 1921 this historic motor car was the fourth of five prototypes built by Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the original founders of the Aston Martin brand.
It will be just one car in a must-see Aston Martin centerpiece feature at Alexandra Palace, which will also include one of the brand’s newest and most spectacular models, alongside a host of exquisite examples of the brand’s most revered and famous cars.
All will carry incredible stories and offer fascinating snapshots of the development of the Aston Martin brand: ‘A3’ brings a direct link to the dawn of the firm. Donated for the event by the Aston Martin Heritage Trust (AMHT), ‘A3’ has been painstakingly restored over a three-year period, in a project masterminded by the world specialist in pre-war Aston Martin models,
Andy Bell of Ecurie Bertelli.
Built on a Rubery-Owen frame and powered by a 1,486cc monobloc engine, it was fitted with several body styles during its early years. As such, there was much discussion over which bodywork it should be restored with. AMHT decided on a touring version, which was recreated from only old photographs as no original drawings were available. The finished classic was unveiled on 18th April 2009 and has continued to be a halo car for AMHT.
Further details of all the Aston Martin models celebrated at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will be revealed over the coming weeks.
James Elliott, Classic & Sports Car magazine group editor, said: “Aston Martin is a truly iconic British marque and we are honoured that the Aston Martin Heritage Trust has donated ‘A3’. It really is a beautiful piece of automotive history and will be joined by some very famous examples of its successors. It will be a key attraction for visitors to our inaugural Alexandra Palace event.”
Donna Bannister, Curator, Aston Martin Heritage Trust, said: “With the inaugural Classic & Sports Car – The London Show having such a focus on the British motoring industry, it’s great to be able to showcase such an iconic piece of automotive history. We are really looking forward to sharing ‘A3’ with visitors – something which wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of the many Trust members and benefactors.”
Classic & Sports Car – The London Show will feature more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious classic cars from world-famous collectors and world-renowned classic car retailers. Organised by Classic & Sports Car, the world’s best-selling classic car magazine, The London Show will also announce the results of its worldwide poll to find the Best British Car Ever. More incredible features will be revealed over the coming weeks.
Tickets for Classic & Sports Car – The London Show are now on sale, visit www.classicandsportscarshow.comor call 0844 581 1275 to book yours.
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