Glossary of Aston Martin Terms
If you’re new the the fascinating world of Aston Martins, this this glossary may help you. Words like ‘superleggera’ ‘kamm tail’ and ‘cosmetic’ often cause confusion so this section is here to demystify things a little. I have tried to include as many specialised Aston Martin related words as possible plus some others which have caused confusion to visitors in the past. Please do not hesitate to E-mail me if you would like any others words to appear.
This was a collection of nine V8 cars from the late 1980’s all built to the same cosmetic specification of Hunter Green coachwork with tan hide. They comprised of V8 saloon, V8 Vantage, V8 Volante, Lagonda, V8 Vantage Volante, V8 Vantage Volante PoW, V8 Vantage Zagato, V8 Zagato Volante and a Virage. This unique collection was eventually broken up in 2005 when they were sold by Bonhams at the annual Aston Martin auction.
Heath Walton Motors, originally run by George Abecassis, AM works driver (and David Brown’s son in law). The oldest Aston Martin distributor in the world with over 50 years association with the marque. Also an excellent source of spares through Aston Martin Heritage Parts.