Aston Martin Heritage Trust

Archive Services

The Aston Martin Heritage Trust Archive, managed by our full time Collections Manager John Wood, is the largest collection of Aston Martin records and images in the world. It is the official archive of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and the Aston Martin Owners Club.

We can supply images for commercial or private use as well as conducting research through our records and providing copies of archive documents.

Photographs

The core of the photograph collection centres around three significant photographic collections. Legendary photographer Louis Klemantaski (1940s - 1950s), AML Historian Roger Stowers (1970s - 1990s) and Neill Bruce, professional Automotive photographer.

Photograph Fees

  • Images/ Scans or Prints: High res digital (300dpi) £100.00/scan; Low res digital (150dpi) £30.00/scan;

Photo Prints will vary according to size and commercial scale of charges depend on use and reproduction volume.

Research and Documents

We are here to help the current custodian of any Aston Martin with caring for your car. We will answer simple queries as soon as possible, however more involved research may take time and for this we charge for our time, regardless of whether we find anything or not.

Archive Fees:

  • Research conducted by AMHT Staff & Volunteers £15.00/hr;
  • Express research £45.00/hr;
  • Complete car history research £50.00/hr + hourly rate;
  • Onsite research carried out by yourself £50.00 whole day / £25.00 half day.

Heritage Certificates and Service Records (Build Sheets), the perfect addition to any car history file.

  • Heritage Certificate [hyperlink to example] £100.00. Accepted by the DVLA as an official document.
  • Service Records (Build Sheets) [Hyperlink to example] £48.00 is an internal document used by the factory giving detail of how the car was when it left the factory. Designs and formats will vary by model, and we cannot guarantee all car details will be complete. Build Sheets are not accepted by the DVLA.

Copies and Duplicates

  • We have many original documents and marketing material which we can provide duplicates of, please contact us for costs.
  • We have a number of duplicate originals, especially of Aston Martin Owners Club publications, which are available for sale.
  • V765: Reallocation of original registration number

The AMHT is recognised by the DVLA as the authority for authenticating requests for registering cars or re-allocation of original registration numbers to Aston Martin and post 1961 Lagonda cars.

  • The Fee for this service is £300.00. Please contact AMHT Registrar Tim Cottingham -

tim@amht.org.uk The AMHT will supply a letter to your local Vehicle Licensing Office (VLO) indicating the year of manufacture of a particular car to allow an age related registration number to be issued where none existed before, or where there is insufficient supporting evidence for the re-issue of a number believed to be the original.

You initiate this process yourself by completing the appropriate forms, the V765 and V55/5. These are available from your nearest VLO. The V765 may also be downloaded from the DVLA website. You will then need to send these forms, along with a recent photograph of the vehicle and documentary evidence, such as the original log book, a copy of the original factory record (Build Sheet), a pre 1983 tax disc or MOT certificate, linking it to the original registration number. We may also wish to inspect the car. We will then send the endorsed application to the DVLA for processing.