Aston Martin Heritage Trust

What's In Our Care

We care for a wide range of artefacts and documents, from the oldest Aston Martin and the account book for Bamford and Martin, to carbon-fibre cutaway models and designs for the latest Geneva show stand.

The collection has grown hugely over the twenty years since our foundation. Based on the collection of Dr Cecil Gibson, the Aston Martin Owners Club archive of Alan Archer and the photographic record of Aston Martin Lagonda's historian Roger Stowers we represent not just the manufacturer but also the ownership of cars over the decades.

Cars

The foundation of our heritage fleet was the bequest of a 1934 Ulster. Over the years this has grown through purchase and loan, as well as support from Aston Martin. We currently care for around 20 vehicles, engineering prototypes, design models and cutaways.

Artefacts

Our display cases show off a range of items. Dr Gibson wrote to the racing legends to get items such as Sir Stirling Moss' overalls and helmets; tools and equipment rescued from the factory at Newport Pagnell and parts from cars through the years. In store we have marketing and publicity material, trim samples.

Photographs

Our archive contains thousands of images. We have photograph albums compiled by company founder Lionel Martin and chairman David Brown. We have photos from inside the factory, publicity stills and private photographs of individual cars around the world.