Heritage services FAQs

Before contacting the Aston Martin Heritage Trust, please see if your question has already been answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

We can provide details from engine number, colour and trim options to whether a car was ever owned by a previous Aston Martin Owners Club member. We cannot guarantee we hold this information for every car.

Please contact us via our contact form with your interest and as much information as possible. A member of the team will contact you. If you are interested in one of these services for your car the most important piece of information we need is your chassis or VIN number. When your information and/or documents are ready, you will be invoiced and payment options will be available to you to settle online by card, PayPal or bank transfer.

We strive to fulfil requests as soon as we are able to, though due to the popularity of this service the wait time could be up to eight weeks in our busiest periods. We can give you an estimate of your wait time when we take your details for this service.

A Heritage Certificate lists all the information that was recorded by the factory when the vehicle was built. It may or may not include the date of build of the vehicle and will not include any modifications made after manufacture, even if completed by the factory. A Dating Letter will give you the date of manufacture only. Please be advised that if you require proof of age, the DVLA will require a Dating Letter.

Yes. The DVLA accepts a Build Sheet, Factory Vehicle Details or Car Record Card.

Information contained in these documents varies by model and era. Basic information such as chassis number and engine number are rarely missing. Some also include such information as carburetor type, gearbox number, exterior and interior colours, trim options and optional extras.

No. Heritage Certificates are great additions to a car’s history file but, while they can help confirm the provenance of a vehicle, they cannot be used as an official document.

The Heritage Certificate lists only the details that were recorded by the factory and that are included on the Build Sheet for the car. If certain details were not recorded we won’t be able to include them on your Heritage Certificate as we cannot verify their originality.

We will do a deep dive into all areas of our collection to see if we hold any material related to your car. This includes reviewing Aston Martin Owners Club material, race programmes, auction catalogues and photographs. This information will then be collated into a Collections Research Report.

We do not undertake private research projects or research a car’s entire history. Our reports are solely based on the collection we hold.

Our Registrar conducts research on your car, providing all the build information for a specific model down to how many are just like yours. This service is most suitable for cars from DB7 onwards.

Heritage services Terms & Conditions

  • Research is carried out on the basis of the provision of a chassis/VIN number, and any other relevant information, by the enquirer. We take every care to ensure the correctness and accuracy of information supplied, the AMHT cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. We accept no liability if incorrect numbers are provided by the enquirer
  • A Heritage Certificate does not constitute the verification of the present condition or actual identity of a particular vehicle
  • We reserve the right to request proof of ownership of a vehicle before issuing a certificate